TITLE

Hospitals Going Variable

AUTHOR(S)
O'Brien, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;1/24/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32055, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to the trend of variable rate bonds issued by hospital in Massachusetts. Gradual improvements in the financial outlook for the health care sector and historically low interest rates have prompted hospitals to issue more variable rate debt, a trend that is clearly visible in Massachusetts. Variable-rate bonds accounted for about 93% of the debt sold by state level health care issuers in Massachusetts during 2004, according to Thomson Financial. That was up from 75% in 2003.
ACCESSION #
15795931

 

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