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.
|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…
Thu Sep 22 20:53:18 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Glad to see that the Senate is moving toward a solution for Zika funding. Hope that @SenBillNelson will support this import…
Thu Sep 22 19:35:16 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Every minute that passes that Congress doesn’t approve funding means more time is lost from researching this virus.
Thu Sep 22 19:35:14 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: This $25 million is a step forward for vaccine research and development, but we still need the federal government to do the…
Thu Sep 22 19:35:11 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: We must focus on finding a vaccine and enhancing Zika testing capabilities to further protect pregnant women and their deve…
Thu Sep 22 19:35:09 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: I'm authorizing $25M in state funds to support research to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus here in FL. https:…
Thu Sep 22 17:46:11 +0000 2016 - This explains the problem with our entire federal government — incompetence. https://t.co/Lvx0h0rK97
Wed Sep 21 18:27:59 +0000 2016 - Miami alone generated more than $318 billion of goods and services last year. Florida is an economic powerhouse! https://t.co/R3nNccc3oi
Tue Sep 20 18:54:04 +0000 2016 - After Hermine caused anglers to miss several days, red snapper season has been extended to seven dates in November.