The CSR Minute: Investment in Health Care Rises Despite AHCA Bill

May 15, 2017 4:15 PM ET

Investment in Health Care Rises Despite AHCA Bill

Investors in hospital stocks and bonds don’t seem scared off by the House’s American Health Care Act. Although the AHCA could cost the health care industry billions in revenue, it appears that investors believe the bill has no chance of becoming actual law, according to a report in Modern Healthcare.

Case in point: the share prices of the four largest investor-owned hospital chains—HCA Holdings, Community Health Systems, Tenet Healthcare and LifePoint Health—have risen a percent or two since the House bill’s passage. And this month, Kaiser Permanente has raised a record $4.4 billion in bonds.

Of special note is the fact that $1 billion of those were "green bonds,” those that appeal to funds and investors looking for environmentally friendly organizations to invest in. Kaiser recently opened a state of the art, eco-friendly facility in San Diego. The bottom line? Health care investments look to be very healthy. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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