Hedge Funds Play a Crucial Role in Our Healthcare System

Key Takeaways

  1. Many healthcare systems are nonprofit, which means they count on hedge fund investments to stay in operation.
  2. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic show how important it is for all communities to have access to healthcare.
  3. The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation invests nearly $1 billion in hedge funds on behalf of children’s health.

The endowments that support many American health facilities depend on investments in hedge funds. These investments are vital funding sources for Georgia health facilities that provide access to quality healthcare to local communities. Andrew Galloway explains how new regulations on hedge funds will threaten to close thousands of hospitals in an op-ed for The Telegraph. Key excerpts can be found below.

“Has there ever been a time where healthcare plays a more prominent role in our lives? While it’s never been something to take for granted, access to quality healthcare has taken on a new meaning over the past two years—becoming even more important to an even wider group of individuals. That’s why we need to make sure that healthcare facilities, many of which depend on endowments for funding, have the financial means to stay open.”

“We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the most important lessons is that access to quality healthcare is even more important than many people realized. So why should we consider proposals that compromise access to these critical resources?”