December 10, 2019 (6.32 mins)
Orlie Prince and Nicole Serrano from the US local government team discuss how most of the country’s 25 biggest cities are adequately prepared for a recession after using the 10-year economic expansion since the last downturn to strengthen their finances while curbing rises in leverage and fixed costs.
December 9, 2019 (6 mins)
Lisa Goldstein and Dan Steingart from the US Public Finance team discuss the change in outlook for the not-for-profit healthcare sector to stable from negative. Stronger revenue growth, largely owing to Medicare reimbursement increases, supports the improved conditions in the sector.
November 11, 2019 (7.02mins)
Susan Fitzgerald and Patrick McCabe from the US Public Finance team discuss the results of Moody’s latest annual tuition survey, which shows continued softening in net tuition revenue growth for both public and private universities. The trend reflects challenges in enrollment and pricing.
November 4, 2019 (5.49mins)
Nick Samuels and Emily Raimes from the US Public Finance team discuss Puerto Rico’s difficult road to recovery despite its debt restructuring. Challenges include negative demographic and economic trends, a Medicaid funding cliff and uncertainty surrounding the federal oversight board’s proposed reform measures.
September 12th, 2019 (7.53 mins)
Jenn Barr and Lisa Goldstein of the US healthcare team discuss how the interconnected nature of hospital operations and IT creates financial and operational challenges for the sector.
September 4th, 2019 (7.37mins)
Emily Raimes and Matt Butler of the US States team discuss ridership declining on mass transit systems and the impact on transit funding.
August 8th, 2019 (8.32mins)
Al Medioli and David Strungis of the Ratings Process and Oversight team discuss the contrast between the few defaults in public finance with Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy-like proceedings, which promise to have major ripple effects across municipal finance.
June 28th 2019 (9.25mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks Public Finance, Associate Managing Director Susan Fitzgerald and Assistant Vice President Chris Collins discuss our annual medians reports for US public and private universities. Expense growth continues to top revenue growth for both types of universities. Cash flow, however, remains steady for public universities, while fundraising is a strength for private universities.