Rating Agencies Adopt a Rosier Outlook for Health Care

Albano, Christine
March 2002
Bond Buyer;3/8/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31340, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on the improvement in the ratings of the health care sector ratings given by various ratings providing agencies in the U.S. Reasons behind the upgrade; Ratio of downgrades to upgrades in ratings by Standard & Poor's; Expectation of upgrades according to fitch rating agency; Changes in the status of Chicago's Resurrection Health care facility; Risk factors behind the recovery of the sector.


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