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.
|Thu Sep 29 17:56:38 +0000 2016 - While we have added over one million jobs, I will keep fighting for jobs until my very last day as Governor.https://t.co/bE9jzUJCYb|
Wed Sep 28 17:18:48 +0000 2016 - Three of the best places to live are in Florida. I'd put it differently: Florida is the best place to live!
Wed Sep 28 17:18:20 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: While we are deeply saddened by the passing of Shimon Peres, his profound legacy will undoubtedly live on. https://t.co/j6f…
Tue Sep 27 00:06:29 +0000 2016 - #SchoolChoice is too important to ignore - let’s hope that @RealDonaldTrump can make Hillary give a real answer her… https://t.co/uHfRmYDeXI
Mon Sep 26 18:49:10 +0000 2016 - Only halfway through running our @RebuildingAmNow “America Soaring” TV ad in PA - and Trump closing in! 1.https://t.co/LV485KTetl
Mon Sep 26 17:55:01 +0000 2016 - RT @alexcast: no need 4 @LesterHoltNBC to fact check @HillaryClinton: She ALWAYS tells truth!
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Mon Sep 26 15:56:18 +0000 2016 - RT @RebuildingAmNow: An intensive Google Study confirms that our ad “America Soaring” is working, and working big. See the study here: htt…
Sun Sep 25 16:11:26 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: I had the opportunity to meet Jose Fernandez in 2014. Our prayers are with his family and the Miami Marlins. https://t.co/g…
Fri Sep 23 16:48:36 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Celebrated @JetSmarter's new office in Ft. Lauderdale and their creation of over 100 jobs in South Florida. https://t.co/5d…