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FL agency drops cost of healthcare overhaul

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, January 11, 2013
Just two days ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott was in Washington declaring that the potential cost of the federal health care overhaul to state taxpayers would be as much as $26 billion. But on Wednesday, Scott's own health care agency released new cost estimates of as little as $3 billion over the next decade. The startling turnabout is likely to fuel continued criticism that Scott—a longtime critic of President Barack Obama's health care reform—is overstating the numbers to justify his opposition.