Senate rolls out Medicaid reform details

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The Florida senator taking the lead role on changing the Medicaid system released on Tuesday tidbits of what a comprehensive overhaul will look like this year, saying the state will push more patients into managed care, expand the I-Budget program for the developmentally disabled and potentially chip away at optional services for recipients, reports Kathleen Haughney of the News Service of Florida.

To make many of the envisioned changes, the state would need permission from the Obama administration. And that doesn

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