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The U.S. Not-For-Profit Health Care Sector?s Rating Stability May Yield To Headwinds After 2012, Report Says Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 25, 2012--The U.S. not-for-profit health care sector's credit quality should remain stable this year but providers will face tougher conditions following 2011's improved performance, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today in a report. "The rating stability we project for 2012 reflects the financial cushion many providers have rebuilt since the recession as a result of successful cost containment and benefits from mergers and acquisitions, combined with health care reform readiness initiatives," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Martin Arrick. "Yet, we question the sustainability of these results as we believe that 2011 and 2012 represent the top of the current credit cycle." Standard & Poor's believes that credit quality and ratings will be...
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