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Cutting mandate would hurt hospitals: Moody’s
Modern Healthcare

Moody’s Investors Service said a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down one key insurance provision of the healthcare reform law would eliminate its “most credit-positive feature” for not-for-profit hospitals.

In a comment released by the rating agency, analysts said hospitals would continue to see Medicare cuts under the law without offsetting gains from newly insured patients, should the court uphold the law but eliminate a provision that nearly everyone carry insurance.