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Privatizing prison health care system rates a 'Promise Kept' for Gov. Rick Scott, PolitiFact finds

Gov. Rick Scott's plan to reduce the size, scope and expense of state government included a campaign promise to privatize health care provided by the state's 100,000-inmate prison system. "Competitively bidding health care contracts" for Florida's prison population would reduce government costs, Scott said.

Florida taxpayers will get a chance to see if Scott's right. PolitiFact Florida explains why here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:34pm]


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