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Judge Orders Universal into State Receivership

A bankrupt Medicare plan based in St. Petersburg will be turned over to the State of Florida's Division of Financial Services  by April 1 under an order issued Thursday by a circuit court judge in Tallahassee. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, this puts hundreds of Universal Health Care employees at risk of losing their jobs. 

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