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No Boost to NFP Hospital Bond Ratings from Medicaid Expansion
The Health Care Blog

Medicaid expansion has played no role in rating the credit worthiness of acute care not-for-profit hospitals, a sector that continues to confront a negative credit outlook, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services analysts say.

“Is there any correlation to upgrades and downgrades based on if you’re in a Medicaid expansion state? The answer really is no,” S&P Senior Director J. Kevin Holloran said at a Thursday afternoon webinar hosted by the ratings service.