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Journalist offers tips for investigating private equity firms

Fred Schulte

Editor’s note: This is the second of two posts on covering private equity.

Lack of transparency is a giant hurdle in reporting on the growing influence of private equity in health care.

Reporters covering public corporations can easily obtain periodic financial reports and ownership disclosures that are filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Information about the finances and public benefits of nonprofit hospitals is readily available via the IRS’s Form 900.

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Journalists intensify coverage of the harms of private equity 

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Critical coverage of private equity firms — which buy companies and restructure their operations in order to quickly sell them for a profit— has been picking up.

In the last six months:

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