CHICAGO - Health care providers, already facing a host of challenges in 2008, will likely come under increasing pressure from the faltering auction-rate market and confront a new set of risks if restructuring that debt, said Standard & Poor's health care analysts in a recent report on the sector's outlook.

Double-digit increases in interest rate costs are prompting a slew of health care providers with outstanding auction-rate debt to consider restructuring the debt, said Standard & Poor's analyst Martin Arrick yesterday in a conference call.

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