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.
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Wed Dec 07 19:27:36 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: As a Navy veteran & son to a WWII veteran, I'm honored to direct flags at halfstaff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day https:…
Fri Dec 02 20:26:12 +0000 2016 - Want to watch your Netflix without paying ludicrous taxes to the state? Move to Florida. https://t.co/baBaYOpFp3
Thu Dec 01 15:24:42 +0000 2016 - Will you sign this birthday card for Rick Scott? Thanks for helping us with this surprise! https://t.co/NiHyOlehzM https://t.co/eTKC95VOPM
Sat Nov 26 15:14:18 +0000 2016 - Dice el Gob. Rick Scott: Muerte de Fidel Castro debe abrir paso a una era de libertad para Cuba. https://t.co/jGlCRulCyg
Sat Nov 26 14:48:08 +0000 2016 - My statement on the death of Fidel Castro: https://t.co/0EVZKhz1jC
Mon Nov 21 17:20:26 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: We need to continue investing in our tourism industry so we can keep breaking records and add even more jobs. https://t.co/…
Mon Nov 21 17:20:15 +0000 2016 - Another record year for the great state of Florida!
Tue Nov 15 21:38:24 +0000 2016 - RT @FLAnnScott: Happy 5th Birthday to our grandson, Auguste. We love you! @FLGovScott https://t.co/9YJGrhelyt
Tue Nov 15 21:38:14 +0000 2016 - Great press conference at RGA. Exited to have a good federal partners in DC with @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence.… https://t.co/FwMUIULvk9