- Published: September 2011
Q&A: The Supreme Court Ruling Does Little To Change U.S. Health Care Reform--Or Credit Prospects Jun 12
- Published: June 2012
- Standard & Poors
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)--including the so-called individual mandate--will likely have no short-term ramifications for the credit quality of public and private borrowers that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services rates, with the effects of the decision only unfolding, in our view, over the longer-term. (For the related CreditMatters TV segment, see "Why The Immediate Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision Is Likely To Be Minimal For Health Care Issuers," published June 29, 2012.) Expanded coverage under the act could add to health care demand and increase health-related spending in the U.S. As it stands, there are about 50 million Americans that don't have health insurance, and the legislation extends coverage...
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