Naples, Florida , United States
|| December 01, 1952
Jan 22, 2017 03:51pm
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 Apr 27 12:12:43 +0000 2017 - For the last six years, we have been focused on creating jobs. We cannot stop fighting. https://t.co/JTHa8O25yV|
Thu Apr 20 23:42:02 +0000 2017 - 45 years ago, @FLAnnScott made me the luckiest man in the world by joining me in marriage. https://t.co/yM6wO3akBy
Tue Apr 18 17:46:56 +0000 2017 - I'm proud that we cut taxes in Florida and made it easier to do business. It's time the federal gov't do the same! https://t.co/uY9hxmAArs
Sun Apr 16 11:49:13 +0000 2017 - Wishing a Happy Easter to you and your family! https://t.co/dRPJSqYE9z
Thu Apr 13 13:59:38 +0000 2017 - Happy birthday, President Jefferson! May the American people forever enjoy the unalienable rights our government wa… https://t.co/PXW64pKygS
Wed Apr 12 13:56:17 +0000 2017 - Too many of our friends and loved ones have been caught in this epidemic. I am committed to combating opioid abuse. https://t.co/rOvVFuhpZw
Tue Apr 11 15:27:37 +0000 2017 - Please join Ann and me in praying for everyone impacted by the fires, and for the safety of our brave firefighters. https://t.co/JWkwwiLLra
Mon Apr 03 18:32:40 +0000 2017 - Here is what Congress can do immediately to undo the disaster of Obamacare: https://t.co/TFgpeoOg2O
Tue Mar 28 23:19:38 +0000 2017 - Great seeing the First Lady in Florida! Glad to join the Palm Beach County Republican Party last Friday for their L… https://t.co/EDImFyjZEF
Sat Mar 18 23:19:02 +0000 2017 - It is an honor. https://t.co/dF7DhgKJ4X