Naples, Florida , United States
|| December 01, 1952
Oct 09, 2014 09:40pm
Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - U.S. Navy - NRA -
|Info||Born in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Richard Scott is considered one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs. The son of a truck driver and JC Penney clerk, Rick is known as an innovator in business, health care, and politics, and has developed a reputation in the health care industry for providing affordable, high quality services through a patient-centric approach to cost and care. Rick is the founder of two health care providers, Columbia Hospital Corporation and Solantic Corporation, which builds and operates urgent care facilities throughout Florida. Rick also started Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, an organization founded to defend free market principles in health care that focused successfully on defeating President Obama’s government-run public option plan. |
An Early Entrepreneur
After high school and one year of community college, Rick enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served 29 months on active duty including on the USS Glover as a radar man. Rick then enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and, while also working full-time at a local grocery store, he made his first significant foray into the business world by buying two Kansas City doughnut shops for his mother to manage.
Following graduation from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Rick earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He stayed in Dallas, working for the city’s largest law firm, Johnson & Swanson, primarily representing companies in the health care, oil and gas and communication industries. His specialization was in health care mergers and acquisitions and it was during his work on these transactions that he recognized how patients could be better served by improving hospital efficiency, which would lead to lower costs and better outcomes.
In the spring of 1987, while still practicing law, Rick put together a six billion dollar finance package and made an offer to purchase HCA, Inc. When the offer was rejected, Rick started Columbia with his entire life savings of $125,000.
|Wed Apr 27 16:03:19 +0000 2016 - Governor Rick Scott Calls on “Stop Trump” Effort to Stop - full release: https://t.co/raBchQBJ6C #sayfie|
Fri Apr 08 16:38:44 +0000 2016 - Check out our latest video: Latte Liberal Gets an Earful https://t.co/8Yad0j7Z4D
Mon Mar 07 22:15:00 +0000 2016 - This --> "Incredible too, is Florida’s economic comeback from the panic and recession in the past decade." https://t.co/9fvEOlGzCw #sayfie
Mon Mar 07 16:55:01 +0000 2016 - "The Sunshine State’s economy dimmed in the recession, but now growth and jobs are brightening." via @WSJ https://t.co/9fvEOloYdW #sayfie
Mon Mar 07 15:01:01 +0000 2016 - ICYMI from @WSJ: Florida Basks in a Texas-Style Resurgence https://t.co/9fvEOloYdW #sayfie
Wed Feb 24 20:00:03 +0000 2016 - WATCH & RT Join Governor Scott, Support $1 Billion in Tax Cuts #1stforjobs https://t.co/IxCDIHePcO
Tue Feb 23 23:16:30 +0000 2016 - Supporting $1 BILLION in tax cuts means helping more people live the American dream. #1stforjobs https://t.co/IxCDIHwq4m
Fri Feb 19 19:20:11 +0000 2016 - Gov. Scott joined an @The_RGA panel this afternoon, discussing how Hispanic voters helped his reelection in '14. https://t.co/AmTi1uzQCW
Tue Feb 09 18:00:12 +0000 2016 - WATCH and RT our latest video to help make hospital costs transparent! https://t.co/lwlM53feBH
Mon Feb 08 22:00:11 +0000 2016 - It’s time to empower patients by making hospital costs transparent! RETWEET and join Governor Scott today. https://t.co/lwlM53feBH