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.
|Tue May 23 15:23:09 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Florida stands with the British people. (2/2)|
Tue May 23 15:23:06 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: .@FLAnnScott and I continue to pray for the 22 innocent lives lost in the senseless act of hate and terror in Manchester la…
Wed May 17 19:14:17 +0000 2017 - The bottom line is: politicians are elected to do a job. Once you're elected, do your job. https://t.co/3P7ZhLPkt9
Thu May 11 13:05:06 +0000 2017 - The goal of New Republican is to break out of this trench warfare. We have to get rid of all our tired clichés.… https://t.co/onjjvkYFvr
Wed May 10 23:38:35 +0000 2017 - https://t.co/32pylXFDQe https://t.co/yzeYqsTOXZ
Wed May 03 22:23:47 +0000 2017 - I’m working with the White House and state officials to confront Florida's opioid epidemic and tackle this crisis. https://t.co/AmoHkpHRV9
Sun Apr 30 18:00:19 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: Congresswoman @RosLehtinen has fought hard for FL families throughout her service in D.C. Her strong leadership will be gre…
Sun Apr 30 17:58:21 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: I've had the honor to work with @RosLehtinen on issues that concern Floridians. We will miss her in Congress. (2/2)
Sun Apr 30 17:58:18 +0000 2017 - RT @FLGovScott: .@RosLehtinen is an exemplary leader & trailblazer for the Cuban American community who has advocated for human rights & de…
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