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Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing
Modern Healthcare

A Federal Reserve interest rate hike could come as soon as the panel’s next meeting this month, but the move isn’t likely to deter healthcare borrowing. It may even encourage providers to accelerate spending plans to stay ahead of rising rates.

Not-for-profit healthcare organizations have returned to the bond market this year to fund new projects and refinance older debt after a significant pullback in 2014. An improving economy, higher patient volume and benefits from the Affordable Care Act are boosting optimism across the sector.