The outlook for not-for-profit hospitals in 2013 continues to be negative, says Moody's Investors Service. Although revenue growth will remain positive, Moody's expects the rate of this growth to diminish.

Negative pressures on growth include Federal cuts to medical spending and limited reimbursement increases from insurers. In addition, tepid economic growth and elevated unemployment will dampen demand for healthcare, says Moody's in the report "US Not-for-Profit Healthcare Outlook Remains Negative for 2013."

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