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Two firms battle for Medi-Cal data contract
Sacramento Bee

Two data processing powerhouses from Texas – subsidiaries of even larger tech titans – are waging legal and political war in Sacramento over a high-dollar contract to process claims for the $49 billion-a-year state program that provides medical care to more than 7 million poor Californians.

Electronic Data Systems, founded by Texas tycoon H. Ross Perot but now owned by Hewlett-Packard, has had the Medi-Cal contract for the past two decades.