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Federal Officials Give Final OK For Florida’s Medicaid Managed Care Plan

Approval by the Obama administration was expected after it gave its initial go-ahead just hours before Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced his support for the health law's Medicaid expansion.

Politico: Florida Gets OK For Medicaid Managed Care
Obama administration health officials have officially approved a plan expanding Medicaid managed care throughout Florida. The move was widely anticipated after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave its initial approval Feb. 20, a few hours before Gov. Rick Scott announced his support for the Medicaid expansion (Millman, 6/17).

The Associated Press: Medicaid Managed Care Gets Final OK
Federal health officials have given final approval to a plan to overhaul Florida’s safety net health insurance program. Gov. Rick Scott announced the decision on Friday, saying it would allow the state's Medicaid program to "to provide Medicaid users with quality, value-based and patient-centered care" (6/14).

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