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.
|Thu Jun 25 14:05:03 +0000 2015 - VIDEO: Don’t miss my segment on @Morning_Joe discussing why I'm inviting biz in high-tax CT to move to FL: http://t.co/rzBx2q24wF|
Wed Jun 24 22:59:37 +0000 2015 - Yesterday Gov Scott signed the “Keep Florida Working” Budget - Cutting more than $400M for FL families! Learn More: http://t.co/vh0eum9LmM
Fri Jun 05 17:12:34 +0000 2015 - Don’t miss coverage of the Economic Growth Summit hosted this week in FL featuring GOP Presidential hopefuls! http://t.co/aD7XC49E7v
Thu Jun 04 15:35:27 +0000 2015 - Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit was a huge success. Don't miss this clip of all the action from Orlando! http://t.co/xnrH0RouWh
Thu Jun 04 14:49:55 +0000 2015 - "Scott Shines in Economic Summit with Presidential Hopefuls” @AP http://t.co/aD7XC49E7v #EGS15
Tue Jun 02 20:05:52 +0000 2015 - Governor Scott just wrapped up #EGS15. Thank you to everyone for joining us today and following along! http://t.co/gxUc005heB
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Tue Jun 02 19:32:51 +0000 2015 - Governor @JebBush has just taken the stage at #EGS15 http://t.co/cdLY7aUUfu
Tue Jun 02 18:45:41 +0000 2015 - Governor @BobbyJindal speaking to a packed house in Orlando and taking questions from the crowd. #EGS15 http://t.co/MrWeyxEd8G
Tue Jun 02 18:03:57 +0000 2015 - Governor Scott and Governor @ChrisChristie take questions from the audience. #EGS15 http://t.co/ZVTUuVEWj0