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.
|Wed Aug 31 15:01:26 +0000 2016 - RT @FLGovScott: I have declared a state of emergency in 42 counties within Florida in preparation for Tropical Depression Nine: https://t.c…|
Wed Aug 31 13:18:44 +0000 2016 - Congrats on your win @marcorubio! Look forward to seeing you next week in DC, as we keep fighting Zika.
Wed Aug 31 01:06:20 +0000 2016 - Nice work, @mattgaetz! Keep up the good work until November! We need to change Washington!
Wed Aug 31 01:00:09 +0000 2016 - Way to go, SENATOR @DougBroxson! We are going to keep working to make FL 1st for Jobs!
Wed Aug 31 00:33:49 +0000 2016 - Congrats, @Kathleen4SWFL! You ran a great campaign. I look forward to working more with you to keep our economy growing!
Wed Aug 31 00:18:18 +0000 2016 - I congratulate my friend @FrancisRooney on his victory tonight. #LetsGetToWork
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