Tenet Healthcare continues to enhance core growth and optimize its capital structure through financial and strategic plans. Despite the Medicare related rate cuts, the company has benefited from coverage expansion in the first quarter of 2014 along with 2.1% growth in inpatient revenues. Furthermore, the company is actively consolidating its market position through strategic acquisitions and multi-year alliances with other leading healthcare providers such as Cigna Corp. ( CI - Free Report ), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (:BCBSI), and others across the U.S. The company identified $100200 million of synergies from the VHS acquisition (of which $50100 million is expected to be captured in 2014) which is likely to exceed in the long run. These efforts are driving outpatient revenues and asset-base. Per the estimates published by the Congressional Budget Office (projecting a 23% reduction in uninsured individuals nationwide in 2014) the company estimates a 15% decline in its uninsured volumes, which should contribute about $75 million to EBITDA in 2014.
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