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Two Florida health programs kept alive by cash infusion

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 24, 2008

Florida House and Senate budget negotiators pulled $300 million from state reserves to erase planned cuts for a pair of health programs serving 40,000 critically ill and elderly Floridians. The cash infusion keeps alive the state's Medically Needy program and Medicaid Aged and Disabled coverage—which had been among about $1 billion in proposed cuts to health and human service programs.