Industry Report Card: The 2011 Credit Prognosis For U.S. Health Care Companies Generally Is Favorable Jan 11

  • ID: 1789370
  • January 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Biomet Inc.
  • CRC Health Corp.
  • Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
  • MedAssets Inc.
  • Rotech Healthcare Inc.
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The prospect for an extended mid-single-digit revenue rise in U.S. health spending remains intact for 2011, based on the ongoing need for largely essential medical goods and services. According to a just-released estimate by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary, annual health care expenditures rose 5.8%, totaling $2.5 trillion in 2009. CMS suggests the expansion in spending may have tapered to 5.2% in 2010. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that, in 2011, growth in health spending could fall somewhat below 5% because sustained high unemployment has limited out-of-pocket spending as patients postpone some discretionary treatment. The role of health care in the U.S. economy became more prominent during the recession. While the 2009...

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- Abbott Laboratories
- American Medical Systems Inc.
- Bausch & Lomb Inc.
- Becton Dickinson & Co.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
- PerkinElmer Inc.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Eli Lilly & Co.
- HCR HealthCare LLC
- McKesson Corp.
- Merck & Co. Inc.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp.
- Pfizer Inc.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Service Corp. International
- Universal Health Services Inc.
- Cardinal Health Inc.
- Health Management Associates Inc.
- Bard (C.R.) Inc.
- St. Jude Medical Inc.
- Cooper Cos. Inc.
- Alliance HealthCare Services
- Baxter International Inc.
- HealthSouth Corp.
- Allergan Inc.
- Beckman Coulter Inc.
- Community Health Systems Inc.
- Amgen Inc.
- Genzyme Corp.
- Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
- Elan Corp. PLC
- HCA Inc.
- Omnicare Inc.
- Apria Healthcare Group Inc.
- Stewart Enterprises Inc.
- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
- Sun Healthcare Group Inc.
- Quintiles Transnational Corp.
- Owens & Minor Inc.
- Boston Scientific Corp.
- Quest Diagnostics Inc.
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
- Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
- PSS World Medical Inc.
- IMS Health Inc.
- Kinetic Concepts Inc.
- Actavis, Inc.
- Universal Hospital Services Inc.
- Rural/Metro Corp.
- ConMed Corp.
- Res-Care Inc.
- Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.
- Phibro Animal Health Corp.
- Stryker Corp.
- King Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Team Health Inc.
- LifePoint Health, Inc.
- Express Scripts Inc.
- VCA Inc.
- Hanger Inc.
- Medtronic Inc.
- Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
- Charles River Laboratories International Inc.
- IASIS Healthcare Corp.
- Warner Chilcott PLC
- Agilent Technologies Inc.
- Gentiva Health Services Inc.
- Vanguard Health Systems Inc.
- Endo International PLC
- Select Medical Corp.
- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
- AmerisourceBergen Corp.
- Accellent Inc.
- Managed Health Care Associates Inc.
- United Surgical Partners International Inc.
- Rotech Healthcare Inc.
- US Oncology Inc.
- Biogen Inc.
- Medco Health Solutions Inc.
- National Mentor Holdings Inc.
- 21st Century Oncology Inc.
- AHS Medical Holdings LLC
- Celgene Corp.
- AMN Healthcare Inc.
- Alere Inc.
- Orthofix International N.V.
- Sheridan Healthcare Inc.
- RadNet Management Inc.
- VWR Funding Inc.
- Hospira Inc.
- Youth & Family Centered Services Inc.
- Sterigenics International Inc.
- DJO Global Inc.
- Carriage Services Inc.
- InterDent Inc.
- PharmaNet Development Group Inc.
- Envision Healthcare Corp.
- Diagnostic Imaging Group LLC
- CRC Health Corp.
- Butler Animal Health Supply LLC
- Mylan Inc.
- OnCure Medical Corp.
- LifeCare Holdings Inc.
- Genoa Healthcare Group LLC
- inVentiv Health Inc.
- Capella Healthcare Inc.
- CCS Medical Inc.
- Harlan Laboratories Inc.
- Patheon Inc.
- GGNSC Holdings LLC
- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
- Kendle International Inc.
- MedAssets Inc.
- Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc.
- Graceway Pharmaceuticals LLC
- Fenwal Inc.
- Invacare Corp.
- Ikaria Inc.
- Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc.
- BioReliance Corp.
- Air Medical Group Holdings Inc.
- RPI Finance Trust dba Royalty Pharma
- Biomet Inc.
- Prospect Medical Holdings Inc.
- Surgical Care Affiliates Inc.
- Symbion Inc.
- Hologic Inc.
- Advanced Homecare Holdings Inc. d/b/a Encompass Home Health Inc.
- PRA International
- Providence Service Corp.
- Hillenbrand Inc.
- Life Technologies Corp.
- CareFusion Corp.
- RehabCare Group Inc.
- StoneMor Partners L.P.
- Caris Diagnostics Inc.
- BioScrip Inc.
- The Harvard Drug Group LLC
- American Renal Holdings Inc.
- Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.
- U.S. Renal Care Inc.
- Aurora Diagnostics Inc.
- Renal Advantage Holdings Inc.
- Covidien plc
- Aspen Dental Management Inc.
- ConvaTec Inc.
- Teleflex Inc.
- Smile Brands Group Inc.

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