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Mission Explanation Unsatisfactory


Last updated 4/23/2018 at 1:44pm

I found the article about non-profit Mission Health wanting to be acquired by for-profit HCA Healthcare to be highly unsatisfactory in explaining just why the deal is a good idea. TRH president Michele Pilon mentioned several items, but none are good arguments.

We have been told repeatedly what a wonderful, well-run organization Mission is (“continues to perform well and is viable”), so some of the arguments strike me as odd. Mission absorbs $263 million per year in expenses not paid for by insurance or patients. Seventy-five percent of Mission’s patients are either “governmen...

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