Hospital stocks jump after health care ruling
WASHINGTON – Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply and some insurance companies fell Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.
The stock of Hospital Corp. of America, the largest private hospital chain in the United States, 10 percent. Community Health Systems rose 8 percent, Health Management Associates 7 percent.
Quest Diagnostics, which runs laboratories, and Laboratory Corp. of America both gained more than 2 percent.
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