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.
|Wed Jul 19 13:01:26 +0000 2017 - If you are in Jacksonville, come join us for the event. Let's get to work. https://t.co/BEpOt6SfoH|
Wed Jul 19 13:01:12 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Proud to celebrate the grand opening of @Walmart's new e-commerce fulfillment center that will be creating 1,500 jobs in Da…
Tue Jul 04 12:56:53 +0000 2017 - We are forever grateful to the brave men and women of our military who continue the fight for our freedom. Happy I… https://t.co/iEV5dgMlwQ
Fri Jun 16 16:31:23 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: That brings our total number of jobs added since December 2010 to more than 1.37 million! (2/2) https://t.co/U9kTV5LEtZ
Mon Jun 12 14:45:00 +0000 2017 - RT @juliegargotta: .@FLGovScott stopped by #Pulse memorial. Susan Forbes snapped this of him looking @ pic of fallen @my1blood coworker, Ro…
Thu Jun 08 16:28:49 +0000 2017 - In governor elections, Democrats continue to make excuses, while @The_RGA just wins. https://t.co/phy8Fm0ipk
Tue Jun 06 20:53:18 +0000 2017 - We are forever indebted to the brave men who went into a horrific war in order to restore freedom all over the worl… https://t.co/Sn52TeGu6E
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Mon May 29 11:49:02 +0000 2017 - We are forever indebted to the men and women who sacrificed for our nation. We must honor them and give of ourselv… https://t.co/vT5V8hfkZ7
Tue May 23 15:23:09 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Florida stands with the British people. (2/2)