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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is now contending that the federal health care overhaul will cost state taxpayers billions more than estimates from just a few months ago.

Scott’s health care agency has drawn up dramatic new estimates that now prices the cost of implementing the overhaul — including expanding the state’s safety net health care program to thousands of Floridians currently ineligible — at nearly $26 billion over a 10 year period.

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