Hospitals Like Variable Rate, Despite Low Long-Term Interest

Daulerio, Albert J.
November 2002
Bond Buyer;11/21/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31518, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the issue of variable-rate debt by U.S. hospitals. Benefits of issuing variable rate debts; Monitoring of the hospitals that issue variable rate debts by rating agencies; Problem of re-issuance faced by hospitals that issue variable rate debts.


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