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  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 1 of 13Rick ScottFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRichard Lynn "Rick" Scott(born December 1, 1952) is a Rick Scottbusinessman and the 45th andcurrent Governor of the U.S. stateof Florida. He served in the U.S.Navy and then went into business.He earned a business degree andlaw degree and joined a Dallasfirm where he became partner.His net worth was almost $219million USD in 2010, but by 2011was estimated at $103 million.[3]He spent an estimated $75 millionof his own money on hissuccessful 2010 run for Governorof Florida.In 1987, at age 34, he co-foundedColumbia Hospital Corporationwith two business partners; thismerged with Hospital Corporationof America in 1989 to form 45th Governor of FloridaColumbia/HCA and eventually Incumbentbecame the largest private for-profit health care company in the Assumed officeU.S. He resigned as Chief January 4, 2011Executive of Columbia/HCA in Lieutenant Jennifer Carroll1997 amid a controversy over thecompanys business and Medicare Preceded by Charlie Cristbilling practices; the company Personal detailsultimately admitted to fourteenfelonies and agreed to pay the Born December 1, 1952federal government over $600 Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.million; Scott was not implicated. Political party Republican[4][5][6][7][8] Scott later became aventure capitalist. Spouse(s) Ann Scott (née Frances Annette Holland) (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/reviewScott announced his intention to -of-rick-scotts-financial-holdings-shows-complex-run for Governor of Florida in network-beyond-his/1106601)2010. He defeated Bill McCollumin the Republican primary Children 2election and defeated Democrat Alma mater University of Missouri, Kansas CityAlex Sink in a close race in the Southern Methodist University2010 Florida gubernatorial Profession Lawyer; business executiveelection.[9] Religion Evangelical Christianhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 2 of 13 Military service Contents Allegiance United States Service/branch United States Navy Ŷ 1 Early life and Years of 1971–1974[1] education Ŷ 2 Early business career service Ŷ 2.1 Scott history at Rank Petty officer, third class[2] Columbia Hospital Unit USS Glover Corporation Ŷ 2.2 Columbia/HCA fraud case details Ŷ 2.3 Venture capitalist Ŷ 2.4 Americas Health Network (AHN) Ŷ 2.5 Solantic Ŷ 2.6 Pharmaca Ŷ 2.7 Other work Ŷ 3 Political career Ŷ 3.1 Conservatives for Patients Rights Ŷ 3.2 2010 Florida gubernatorial campaign Ŷ 3.3 Redistricting amendments Ŷ 3.4 Rejection of federal funding for high-speed rail Ŷ 3.5 Port of Miami development Ŷ 3.6 Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare applicants Ŷ 4 Election history Ŷ 4.1 2010 Florida Gubernatorial race Ŷ 5 Other Ŷ 6 References Ŷ 7 External linkshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 3 of 13Early life and educationRick Scott was born in Bloomington, Illinois, the second of five children born to financially strugglingparents. He was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where his father, Orba Scott, was a truck driver, and hismother, Esther, worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney, among other jobs.[10] Scott graduated from high schoolin 1970, and then attended one year of community college after which he enlisted in the United StatesNavy. He was in the Navy for 29 months[11] and served on the USS Glover as a radar technician. Heattended college on the GI Bill, later graduating from the University of Missouri–Kansas City with abachelors degree in business administration and earned a law degree by working his way throughSouthern Methodist University.[12]In 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Frances Annette "Ann" Holland; they have twodaughters.[10] They live in Naples and are founding members of Naples Community Church.[13]Early business careerScott made his first foray into business while working his way through college and law school, initiallybuying and reviving two Kansas City donut shops. After graduating from law school, Scott practicedlaw in Dallas, Texas. He was a partner at Johnson & Swanson, which was the largest law firm in Dallasat that time. A major client was Tom Hicks of HM Capital Partners.[citation needed]Scott history at Columbia Hospital CorporationIn April 1987, Scott made his first attempt to buy the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Whilestill a partner at Johnson & Swanson, Scott formed the HCA Acquisition Company with two formerexecutives of Republic Health Corporation, Charles Miller and Richard Ragsdale.[14] With financingfrom Citicorp conditional on acquisition of HCA,[15] the proposed holding company offered $3.85billion for 80 million shares at $47 each, intending to assume an additional $1.2 billion in debt, for atotal $5 billion deal.[16] However, HCA declined the offer, and the bid was withdrawn.[17]In 1988, Scott and Richard Rainwater, a financier from Fort Worth, each put up $125,000 in workingcapital in their new company, Columbia Hospital Corporation,[18] and borrowed the remaining moneyneeded to purchase two struggling hospitals in El Paso for $60 million.[19] Then they acquired aneighboring hospital and shut it down. Within a year, the remaining two were doing much better.[11] Bythe end of 1989, Columbia Hospital Corporation owned four hospitals with a total of 833 beds.[19]In 1992, Columbia made a stock purchase of Basic American Medical, which owned eight hospitals,primarily in southwestern Florida. In September 1993, Columbia did another stock purchase, worth $3.4billion, of Galen Healthcare, which had been spun off by Humana Inc. several months earlier.[20] At thetime, Galen had approximately 90 hospitals. After the purchase, Galen stockholders had 82 percent ofthe stock in the combined company, with Scott still running the company.[19]In 1994, Columbia purchased Scotts former acquisition target, HCA, which had approximately 100hospitals. In 1995, Columbia purchased Healthtrust, which had approximately 80 hospitals, primarily inrural communities. By 1997, Columbia/HCA had become the worlds largest health care provider withmore than 340 hospitals, 130 surgery centers, and 550 home health locations in 38 states and two foreigncountries. With annual revenues in excess of $23 billion, the company employed more than 285,000people, making it the seventh largest U.S. employer and the twelfth largest employer worldwide. Basedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 4 of 13on market capitalization, Columbia ranked in the top 50 companies in America and top 100 worldwide.That same year, the company was recognized by Business Week magazine as one of the 50 BestPerforming Companies of the S&P 500.[citation needed]Columbia/HCA fraud case detailsOn March 19, 1997, investigators from the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of , , g , pHealth and Human Services served search warrants at Columbia/HCA facilities in El Paso and ondozens of doctors with suspected ties to the company.[21] The Columbia/HCA board of directors [21]pressured Scott to resign as Chairman and CEO following the inquiry.[22] He was paid $9.88 million in a [22] psettlement. He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million.[23][24][25] In 1999, g [23][24][25]Columbia/HCAColumbia/HCA changed its name back to HCA, Inc. /In settlements reached in 2000 and 2002, Columbia/HCA pled g y to 14 felonies and agreed to a , p guilty g$600+ million fine in the largest fraud settlement in US history. Columbia/HCA admitted systematically g n y y yovercharging the g g g government by claiming marketing costs as reimbursable, by striking illegal deals with y g g , y g ghome care agencies, and by filing false data about use of hospital space. They also admitted fraudulently g , y g p p ybilling Medicare and other health programs by inflating the seriousness of diagnoses and to giving g p g y g g g gdoctors partnerships in company hospitals as a kickback for the doctors referring p p p p y p g patients to HCA. They yfiled false cost reports, fraudulently billing Medicare for home health care workers, and p kickbacks p , y g , paidin the sale of home health agencies and to doctors to refer patients. In addition, they gave doctors g p , yg"loans" never intending to be repaid, free rent, free office furniture, and free drugs from hospitalpharmacies.[4][5][6][7][8] [4][5][6][7][8]In late 2002, HCA agreed to p y the U.S. g , g pay government $631 million, plus interest, and p y $17.5 million t , p interest, , payto state Medicaid agencies, in addition to $250 million paid up to that point to resolve outstanding g ,Medicare expense claims.[26] In all, civil law suits cost HCA more than $2 billion to settle, by far the [ ,largest fraud settlement in US history.[27] [27]Venture capitalistAfter his departure from Columbia/HCA in 1997, Scott launched Richard L. Scott Investments, basedin Naples, Florida (originally in Stamford, Connecticut[28]), which has stakes in health care,manufacturing and technology companies. Between 1998 and 2001, Scott purchased 50% ofCyberGuard Corporation for approximately $10 million. Among his investors was Metro Nashvillefinance director David Manning.[28] In 2006, CyberGuard was sold to Secure Computing for over $300million. In February 2005, Scott purchased Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (CSP) in Detroit,Michigan. In July 2006, CSP purchased Budd Plastics from ThyssenKrupp, making ContinentalStructural Plastics the largest industrial composites molder in North America. In 2005-06, Scottprovided the initial round of funding of $3 million to Alijor.com, which offered hospitals, physicians,and other health care providers the opportunity to post information about their prices, hours, locations,insurance accepted, and personal backgrounds online.[29] The company was founded with his daughterAllison.[28] In 2008, Alijor was sold to HealthGrades.In May 2008, Scott purchased Drives, one of the worlds leading independent designers andmanufacturers of heavy-duty drive chain-based products and assemblies for industrial and agriculturalapplications and precision-engineered augers for agricultural, material handling, construction and relatedapplications.[citation needed]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 5 of 13Scott reportedly has an interest in a chain of family fun centers/bowling alleys, S&S FamilyEntertainment, in Kentucky and Tennessee led by Larry Schmittou, one of baseballs legendary minorleague owners.[30]Americas Health Network (AHN)In July 1997, Columbia/HCA Healthcare purchased controlling interest in Americas Health Network(AHN), the first 24-hour health care cable channel. They pulled out of the deal on the day of the closingbecause Scott and Vanderwater were terminated, which caused the immediate layoffs of more than 250people in Orlando. Later that same year, Scott became majority owner of AHN.[31]In 1998, Scott and former Columbia/HCA Healthcare President David Vandewater were the leaders in agroup of investors that gave AHN a major infusion of cash so that the company could continue tooperate. By early 1999, the network was available in 9.5 million American homes.[32]In mid-1999 AHN merged with Fit TV, a subsidiary of Fox; the combination was renamed The HealthNetwork.[33] Later that year, in a deal between News Corp., the owner of Fox Network, and WebMD, thelatter received half-ownership of The Health Network. WebMD planned to relaunch The HealthNetwork as WebMD Television in the fall of 2000, with new programming, but that companyannounced cutbacks and restructuring in September 2000, and in January 2001, Fox regained 100%ownership.[34] In September 2001, Fox Cable Networks Group sold The Health Network to its mainrival, the Discovery Health Channel, for $155 million in cash plus a 10 percent equity stake inDiscovery Health.[35]SolanticSolantic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, was co-founded in 2001 by Rick Scott and Karen Bowling, aformer television anchor whom Scott met after Columbia bought what is now Memorial Hospital (inJacksonville, Florida) in 1995.[10] Solantic opened its first urgent care center in 2002. It provides urgentcare services, immunizations, physicals, drug screening, and care for injured workers. The corporationattracts patients who do not have insurance, cannot get appointments with their primary care physicians,or do not have primary care physicians. Solantic is an alternative to the emergency room care that thesetypes of patients often seek, or for not seeing a doctor at all.In 2006, Scott said that his plans for Solantic were to establish a national brand of medical clinics.[10] InAugust 2007, the company received a $40 million investment from a private equity firm and said that itexpected to open 35 clinics by the end of 2009, with annual revenues of $100 million once all theseclinics were open, compared to $20 million at the time.[36] As of March 2009, Solantic had 24 centers,all located in Florida.[37]Solantic was the target of an employment discrimination suit, which claimed that there had been a policyto not hire elderly or obese applicants, preferring mainstream candidates. It was settled for anundisclosed sum on May 23, 2007. Scott responded to Salon regarding the claims of discriminationpointing out that "currently 53 percent of Solantic’s employees are white, 20 percent black and 17percent Hispanic." [38]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 6 of 13PharmacaIn 2003, Scott invested $5.5 million in Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies,[39] which operatesdrugstores/pharmacies that offer vitamins, herbal medicine, skin products, homeopathic medicines, andprescriptions. Other investors in Pharmaca include Tom Stemberg, founder and former CEO of Staples,and Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot.Other workIn the 1990s, Scott was a partner of George W. Bush as co-owner of the Texas Rangers.[40]Political careerConservatives for Patients Rights Main article: Conservatives for Patients RightsIn February 2009, Scott founded Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR), which he said was intendedto put pressure on Democrats to enact health care legislation based on free-market principles.[41] As ofMarch, Scott had given about $5 million for a planned $20 million ad campaign by CPR.[42] CPRopposes the broad outlines of President Obamas health-care plans and has hired Creative ResponseConcepts (CRC), a public relations firm which previously worked with the Swift Boat Veterans forTruth among others.2010 Florida gubernatorial campaign Main article: Florida gubernatorial election, 2010Scott ran against Democratic nominee Alex Sink.[43] On April 9, 2010, Scott announced his candidacyfor the 2010 Republican Party nomination for Governor of Florida.[44] Susie Wiles, formercommunications chief to Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, served as his campaign manager, and TonyFabrizio was his chief pollster. It was reported on May 7 that Scotts campaign had already spent $4.7million on television and radio ads.[45] Scotts first video advertisement was released to YouTube onApril 13.[46]During the primary campaign, Scotts opponent, Bill McCollum, made an issue of Scotts role atColumbia/HCA. Scott countered that the FBI never targeted him. Marc Caputo of Miami Heraldcontended that a 1998 bill sponsored by McCollum would have made it more difficult to prosecuteMedicare fraud cases, and was counter to his current views and allegations.[47] Scott won the Augustprimary with approximately 47% percent of the vote, compared to 43% voting for McCollum, withMcCollum conceding the race after midnight. By the October 25, 2010 Tampa debate between Scott andAlex Sink, Scott had spent $60 million of his own money on the campaign compared to Democraticopponent Alex Sinks reported $28 million.[48] The Fort Myers News Press quoted Scott as saying intotal he spent $78 million of his own money on the campaign, although other figures indicate he spentslightly over $75 million. He won in the general election for Governor of Florida, defeating Sink byaround 68,000 votes, or 1.29%.[49] He assumed office as the 45th Governor of Florida on January 4,2011.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 7 of 13Redistricting amendmentsIn the 2010 elections, Florida voters passed constitutional amendments banning gerrymandering ofcongressional and legislative districts.[50] In February 2011, Scott withdrew a request to the UnitedStates Department of Justice to approve these amendments, which, according to The Miami Herald,might delay the implementation of the redistricting plan because the Voting Rights Act requirespreclearance of state laws likely to have an impact on minority representation. Scott said he wants tomake sure that redistricting is done properly.[51] Several advocacy groups sued Scott in federal court tocompel Scott to resubmit the acts to the Justice Department.[52] Richard Pildes, a professor ofconstitutional law and expert on election law at New York University School of Law, called Scottsactions "extraordinary" because Scott was "essentially using a federal law obligation that binds the statesto attempt to avoid enforcing a state law that he apparently would prefer the state had not adopted."[53]Rejection of federal funding for high-speed railOn February 16, 2011, Scott rejected $2.3 billion in federal funding to develop high-speed rail betweenTampa and Orlando. Scott cited concerns about ridership and cost overruns.[54] In response, a veto-proofmajority in the Florida Senate approved a letter rebuking Scott and asking the Department ofTransportation to continue funding.[55][56] On February 18, United States Senators from Rhode IslandJack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Ray LaHood, the United States Secretary ofTransportation, to ask LaHood to redirect some of the rail funding intended for Florida to Rhode Island.Reed and Whitehouse said the money would improve Rhode Islands rail system and provide jobs in thestate.[57]On March 1, 2011, two state senators filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to compel Scott toaccept the rail funds on the grounds Scott lacked constitutional authority to reject funds which had beenapproved by a prior legislature.[58] On March 4, the Florida Supreme Court held that Scotts rejection ofthe rail funds did not violate the Florida Constitution.[59]Port of Miami developmentFollowing his rejection of Central Floridas High Speed Rail project, Scott moved to have the FloridaDepartment of Transportation amend its work plan to include $77 million for dredging the Port ofMiami to a depth of 50 feet. Once the port is dredged, Panamax-sized vessels coming through theexpanded Panama Canal could load and unload cargo there.[60]Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare applicantsIn June 2011 Scott signed a bill requiring those seeking welfare under the federal TemporaryAssistance for Needy Families program to submit to drug screenings. Applicants who fail a drug testmay name another person to receive benefits for their children.[61] In an interview with CNN host DonLemon, Scott said, "Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than peoplenot on welfare" and "the bottom line is, if theyre not using drugs, its not an issue". Governmentresearchers in 1999-2000 reported "that 9.6 percent of people in families receiving some type ofgovernment assistance reported recent drug use, compared to 6.8 percent among people in familiesreceiving no government assistance at all."[62] However preliminary figures show that just 2.5% ofapplicants tested positive for drugs, with 2% declining to take the test, while the Justice Departmentestimates that around 6% of Americans overall do drugs.[63]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 8 of 13Election history2010 Florida Gubernatorial race General Election Results[64] Party Candidate Votes Percentage Republican Rick Scott & Jennifer Carroll 2,619,335 48.87% Democratic Alex Sink & Rod Smith 2,557,785 47.72% Independence Peter Allen & John E Zanni 123,831 2.31% No party Michael E. Arth & Al Krulick 18,644 0.35% No party Farid Khavari & Darcy G. Richardson 7,487 0.14% No party C. C. Reed & Larry Waldo, Sr. 18,842 0.35% No party Daniel Imperato & Karl C.C. Behm 13,690 0.26% Josue Larose & Valencia St Louis (write No party 121 0.00% -in) Totals 5,359,735 100% Republican holdSource: Florida Division of Elections (http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/contestdetails.aspx?con=160000)Other Ŷ Member of the National Board of the United Way, 1997[65] to 2003.[66] Ŷ Time Magazine, Americas 25 Most Influential People, June 1996[11] Ŷ Financial World magazine, silver award for the CEO of the Year, 1995[67] Ŷ Columbia University, School of Nursing, Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care, 1995[67]References 1. ^ "Summary of Information on Rick Scott" (http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/rep_bios.php? rep_id=66955326) . Thepoliticalguide.com. http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/rep_bios.php? rep_id=66955326. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 2. ^ "Oh, if only Florida had a governor who liked business people" (http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2010/09/oh-if-only-florida-had-a-governor-who- liked-business-people.html) . Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2010/09/oh-if-only-florida-had-a-governor-who-liked- business-people.html. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 3. ^ "Rick Scotts net worth drops by $115 million" (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/gov-rick- scotts-net-worth-drops-by-115-million/1178961) . Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau. 2011-07-06. http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/gov-rick-scotts-net-worth-drops-by-115-million/1178961. Retrieved 2012-03-10.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012
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  • Rick Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 13 of 13 Ŷ Collected news and commentary (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/richard_l_scott) at The New York Times Ŷ Profile (http://www.nndb.com/people/640/000203031) at Notable Names Database Party political offices Republican nominee for Governor of Preceded by Florida Most recent Charlie Crist 2010 Political offices Preceded by Governor of Florida Incumbent Charlie Crist 2011–present United States order of precedence Succeeded by Mayor of city Preceded by Order of Precedence of the United in which event is held Joe Biden States as Vice President Within Florida Succeeded by Otherwise John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives Preceded by Order of Precedence of the United Succeeded by Rick Snyder States Rick Perry as Governor of Michigan Outside Florida as Governor of TexasRetrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rick_Scott&oldid=491786659"Categories: 1952 births American Christians Former Presbyterians American businesspeople Eagle Scouts Florida Republicans Governors of Florida Living people Republican Party state governors of the United States Southern Methodist University alumni United States Navy sailors University of Missouri–Kansas City alumni Ŷ This page was last modified on 10 May 2012 at 12:21. Ŷ Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of use for details. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott 6/7/2012