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$5M to Tout FL to Medical 'Tourists'

The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches and pains to Florida, under a measure that completed its first Senate committee exam on Monday.

The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed the "medical tourism" measure (SB 1150) by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach. The bill would require Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private business recruitment organization, and Visit Florida, the state's tourism arm, to promote healthcare options in Florida.

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