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 23 14:17:37 +0000 2016 - "When I ran for office in 2010, I was a political outsider and the entire Republican establishment was against.... https://t.co/2XqrRYV9G7|
Tue Jun 14 20:52:09 +0000 2016 - Estoy furioso. Esto es un golpe a la comunidad hispana, un golpe a nuestra nación. Hay que destruir a ISIS ahora.
Tue Jun 14 17:10:15 +0000 2016 - We absolutely need to destroy ISIS now. We need to stop the evil of radical Islam now.
Tue Jun 14 15:06:36 +0000 2016 - We pray for our LGBT community. Our Hispanic community. Our state. Our nation. This was an attack on every American. We are #OrlandoStrong
Mon Jun 13 03:32:59 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Continuaré monitoreando la situación esta noche en Orlando. Permaneceré en Orlando el día de mañana.
Mon Jun 13 03:32:30 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: I ask every American to continue to pray for our state and nation and all those affected by this terror attack.
Sun Jun 12 18:03:55 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: Governor Scott: Orlando Shooting is an Act of Terror in Florida https://t.co/ZQtecWy3xK
Sun Jun 12 15:39:27 +0000 2016 - This is an attack on our people. It's an attack on Orlando. It's an attack on FL. It's an attack on America. It's an attack on all of us.
Sat Jun 11 17:41:10 +0000 2016 - I was honored to introduce @realDonaldTrump at a rally today. Let's go win! #DonaldTrump #Florida https://t.co/At4jbbEqgV
Sat Jun 04 15:17:38 +0000 2016 - According to a recent ranking, Florida has 3 of the nation’s most beautiful beaches. That number seems low. https://t.co/3D7PKXlQdi