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.
|Tue Nov 24 20:00:04 +0000 2015 - Governor Scott's $1 Billion Tax Cut Package Proposes Savings for Families with Sales Tax Holidays https://t.co/weC2A0xBk1|
Sun Nov 22 20:00:09 +0000 2015 - Gov Scott's Tax Cut Package Proposes Permanently Eliminating Income Tax on Manufacturing and Retail Businesses https://t.co/DQhie2WVeM
Thu Nov 19 19:32:22 +0000 2015 - Gov Scott's $1B Tax Cut Package Will Grow Small Businesses & Diversify the Economy. More: https://t.co/6IMhqauFhp https://t.co/G2dZGq0yPU
Tue Nov 17 21:30:10 +0000 2015 - All FL colleges accepted my “Ready, Set, Work” Challenge. We’re making Florida 1st for higher ed! #readysetwork https://t.co/tGRMpPmkoy
Mon Nov 16 22:36:05 +0000 2015 - RT @FLGovScott: Support $1 billion in tax cuts! Watch & Retweet: https://t.co/iKDjUbbjtr
Thu Nov 12 21:13:56 +0000 2015 - RT @FLGovScott: All FL colleges accepted my “Ready, Set, Work” Challenge. We’re making Florida 1st for higher ed! #readysetwork https://t.c…
Wed Nov 11 14:00:15 +0000 2015 - Today we honor our Nation’s Veterans. Freedom is not free. Today, and every day, let us never forget that. https://t.co/pBNJBpH1dx
Fri Nov 06 14:22:48 +0000 2015 - RT @FLGovScott: Our $1 billion tax cut package will grow small businesses & diversify the economy. Read more here: https://t.co/UDlx1BKa58 …
Thu Nov 05 16:00:13 +0000 2015 - Under Governor Scott, FL ranks #4 in small-business economic outlook! #letskeepworking https://t.co/OQgK6c8QLA
Wed Nov 04 23:12:12 +0000 2015 - One year ago today the people of Florida voted to #LetsKeepWorking - thank you! https://t.co/0xj01ai1f9