AHCA intents to award contract for MMA plan to Centene’s Florida subsidiary Centene Corporation announced today that the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration posted its notice of intent to award a contract for the Managed Medical Assistance program to Centene's Florida subsidiary Sunshine Condition Health Plan . After problem and contract readiness intervals are completed, by October 2014 enrollment is expected to begin in the next quarter of 2014 and should be completed. Related StoriesUsing integrated molecular pathology to control incidental pancreatic cysts: an interview with Dr Ananya DasApplying a high restaurant model to health care communications: an interview with Brandi Robinson, SanofiAddressing standard of living needs in prostate cancer: an interview with Professor Louis Denis Beneath the intended MMA agreement, Sunshine Wellness will serve people in 9 of the 11 regions covered under the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program, which includes most TANF recipients in addition to ABD and dual eligible users.‘Given what we found, it’s unfortunate that not even half of those sufferers enrolled in an ACA plan,’ McManus said. Among the next measures, she added, will be to find out what keeps folks from enrolling. This study offered some clues: Patients’ likelihood of enrolling varied based on the HIV clinic where they received care, and the federal tax credit they stood to gain, for example. Insufficient awareness, worries about medicine co-pays, as well as difficulty getting Access to the internet could all be elements, McManus said. Virginia is not the only state moving ADAP sufferers into Obamacare plans, and McManus said her team’s findings improve the wish that the policy shift is having widespread positive effects. She noted that Virginia is one of 20 states that chose never to expand Medicaid under the new healthcare law.