SPOTLIGHT: Demand healthy for 'bank qualified bonds'

Hospitals continue to find it difficult to get financing for capital projects, but some options made available by the stimulus law are beginning to have an impact. One such provision, Section 265 "bank qualified bonds" is winning some fans among non-profit healthcare borrowers, notes healthcare finance consulting firm Cain Brothers. The bonds are different than run-of-the-mill instruments in that those who buy the bonds get special tax deductions. Article (.pdf)