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New Medicaid director for Florida



Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday appointed a familiar face to be the new secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration. Crist's choice is former Rep. Holly Benson of Pensacola, who for the past year has run the state's business and professional regulation agency. Benson replaces Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, who has resigned to spend more time with his family and relocate to Washington State.

Benson, who helped write a Medicaid overhaul bill while a member of the House, now oversees the state's mammoth Medicaid program.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:10pm]


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