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BRIEF-Fitch says Senate Healthcare Bill has mixed impact on insurers
June 23, 2017 / 6:58 PM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Fitch says Senate Healthcare Bill has mixed impact on insurers

June 23 (Reuters) - Fitch :

* Fitch says senate healthcare bill has mixed impact on insurers

* Fitch on senate healthcare bill says ‍credit implications of differences between bills are mixed ​

* Fitch says ‍differences between senate healthcare bill and house bills are also likely to have mixed credit implications on medicaid business​

* Fitch on Senate Healthcare Bill-effects of BCRA, AHCA would be more heavily felt by individual and medicaid markets rather than employer group sponsored market

* Fitch on Senate Healthcare Bill - ‍senate’s more generous tax credits are likely to be credit-positive for health insurers ​

* Fitch says inability of health insurers to divert from current community rating regulations under U.S. Senate bill is credit-negative

* Fitch says U.S. ‍senate bill’s 1-year extension of current medicaid funding mechanism is modest positive for insurers ​

* Fitch says credit profiles of large diversified health insurers are unlikely to be significantly affected by U.S. Senate’s or house’s legislation

* ‍Fitch on Senate Healthcare Bill - smaller less diverse health insurers could be materially affected over long term by some proposals​ Source text for Eikon:

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