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I'm sorry to be a bit slow LOL! But what does HCA Hospital stand for?
Hospital Corporation of America is the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world. They are notorious for being unpleasant to work at, perhaps in part because they are for profit. Based in Nashville, they operate in like 20 states and you can barely travel in Florida without working at one. Every traveler should know them.
Interesting politics and back story. Back in 2000, they were ultimately dinged around 1.7 billion dollars for Medicare fraud. It was originally a Frist family business, and you may remember Bill Frist, a senator and physician from Tennessee, was Republican Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007 and played with a run for the presidency for 2008. He and several other large stockholders of HCA were investigated for selling large amounts of stock just before it dropped due to the Medicare new hitting. Rick Scott, now governor of Florida was CEO of HCA when the scandal hit and was fired.
Now for something really interesting that I just found out last week: Bain Capital owns 20 percent of HCA! That also means Mitt Romney also owns some unspecified amount through his unspecified ownership equity of Bain Capital. Which also means many travelers are effectively employees of Mitt Romney! Wonder why he doesn't boast of it?