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 Jul 28 00:03:05 +0000 2016 - RT @RebuildingAmNow: Major announcement: Gov. Rick @ScottforFlorida will serve as Rebuilding America Now’s national chairman. #VoteTrump ht…|
Tue Jul 26 16:06:59 +0000 2016 - Florida’s job growth rate is growing 79 percent faster than the nation!
Fri Jul 22 03:34:48 +0000 2016 - Had a great time at #RNCinCLE this week. Will be working hard to get a big win for @realDonaldTrump here in Florida! https://t.co/ycZZjhAreH
Thu Jul 21 15:13:11 +0000 2016 - Visiting Radio Row with my best friend @FLAnnScott. #RNCinCLE https://t.co/fKlnngPiJZ
Thu Jul 21 13:08:30 +0000 2016 - Speaking to the @FloridaGOP delegates - such a great group of Floridians representing our party at the #RNCinCLE https://t.co/gXXP8K8PJ0
Thu Jul 21 12:06:44 +0000 2016 - A great interview on @CNBC this morning. Make sure to tune in. #RNCinCLE #LetsGetToWork https://t.co/e7dotsKOZW
Thu Jul 21 12:05:04 +0000 2016 - Thank you to the @HughHewittShow for hosting me this morning. A great talk about our nation's future. #RNCinCLE https://t.co/3UzBm1SHWa
Thu Jul 21 00:50:37 +0000 2016 - Thanks for letting me speak, @realDonaldTrump. It was an honor. We will work hard to ensure a big win in Florida! https://t.co/lbEQSt6GW0
Thu Jul 21 00:36:19 +0000 2016 - A full transcript of tonight's speech can be found at the link below, full video to follow shortly. https://t.co/SJX8ZXPtwr #RNCinCLE
Thu Jul 21 00:07:22 +0000 2016 - .@realDonaldTrump will turn our nation back from the cliff. This election is about the survival of the American Dream! #RNCinCLE