KBRA Assigns AA+ Rating, Stable Outlook to Midland County Hospital District, Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 and Series 2021A

BY Business Wire | MUNICIPAL | 08/12/21 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns a long-term AA+ rating to the Midland County Hospital District, Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 and Series 2021 A. The Outlook is Stable.

KBRA?s analysis of the District primarily focuses on an assessment of the pledged ad valorem tax revenues within the County, where the security features are highlighted below: (1) Bonds are secured by voter approved ad valorem taxes assessed on all taxable property within the District; (2) Under Texas Constitution and state law, hospital districts are the only type of local health care providers in Texas that may impose taxes if approved by the voters; (3) Midland Central Appraisal District possesses the District?s tax revenues initially where such collected taxes are held in trust for bondholders; (4) These revenues may be used solely for the payment of debt service on the bonds and may not be used for any other purpose. Additionally, this analysis includes a review of Midland?s overall operations as a not-for-profit healthcare provider.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider.

Source: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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