LifePoint Hospitals says ACA a 'net positive' so far LifePoint Hospitals said on its Q1 earnings call that its quarterly results were favorably impacted by its growth strategy, continued focus on managing costs, and the early benefits of reform. "The overall challenging volume environment continued to be a headwind and our volumes in the quarter were impacted by limited flu activity across our hospitals and to a lesser extent severe weather," the company noted. Four months into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the new healthcare law has been a "net positive" for LifePoint so far, as expected, the company said.
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