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  Scott, Rick
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameRick Scott
Address
Naples, Florida , United States
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Born December 01, 1952
Died Still Living (61 years)
ContributorJason
Last ModifiedSilver Dime
Dec 16, 2012 08:37am
Tags Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - U.S. Navy - NRA -
InfoBorn 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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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/27/2013-09/29/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 5.0) 55.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
10/23/2012-10/28/2012 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
09/29/2012-09/30/2012 Gravis Marketing (R) 34.90% ( 1.9) 38.20% ( 1.8) 27.00% ( 0.0)
09/20/2012-09/23/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 38.00% ( 3.0) 48.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
09/16/2012-09/18/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 39.00% ( 5.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 7.0)
09/15/2012-09/16/2012 Gravis Marketing (R) 33.00% ( 2.7) 40.00% ( 1.5) 27.00% ( 1.2)
08/31/2012-09/02/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 7.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
08/15/2012-08/21/2012 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 5.0) 47.00% ( 5.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
08/20/2012-08/20/2012 Gravis Marketing (R) 35.70% ( 0.0) 38.50% ( 0.0) 25.80% ( 0.0)
07/24/2012-07/30/2012 Quinnipiac University 36.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 4.0) 13.00% ( 4.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/27/2012-09/30/2012 Suffolk University 36.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 12, 2014 07:00am News Rick Scott: record-holding killer of killers among modern-day FL governor 1st termers  Article Scott³ 
Jun 26, 2012 11:00am Strategy State [FL] won't release larger list of possible noncitizen voters  Article RP 
Jun 14, 2012 03:00pm News Florida Gov. Rick Scott says election officials thought he was dead  Article Imperator 
Dec 16, 2011 03:00pm News Rick Scott To Florida A&M Protesters: 'I Come From Public Housing'  Article -- 
Nov 03, 2011 04:50pm Oops Rick Scott, Florida Governor, Confused By Tampa Bay Region Name: 'Is That What It Calls Itself?'   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2011 04:30pm Legal Ruling Rick Scott's Pee Test Fails a Court Test  Article Craverguy 

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