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Medicaid: $21-Billion Business in FL

While Florida’s legislative leaders are scornful of Medicaid, some insurers like the profits from their state managed-care contracts, the Tampa Bay Times reports. They’re gearing up to expand next year when the state program goes fully into managed care. And Florida Blue -- the old Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida -- is jumping into the game. 
 

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