Submitted by Anne Landman on
Multimillionaire former hospital CEO Rick Scott, founder of the anti-health care reform group Conservatives for Patients Rights, last week distributed a memo to allied groups fighting health insurance reform to try and coordinate the groups' opposition to the so-called "public option." In the memo, Scott wrote that health care reform bills now emerging from the house and senate will be "target-rich environments" but he urged the groups to synchronize their strategies in attacking the bills. He wrote that the goal is to develop a "divide and conquer" strategy. He praised the groups so far for their success in delaying reform, saying, "It's now approaching Halloween, and nothing has passed either house of Congress." Organizations opposing health care reform include Americans for Prosperity, the Tea Party Patriots, the National Taxpayers Union, the Heritage Foundation and the National Center for Policy Analysis. Scott, who was ousted as head of the Columbia/HCA healthcare firm in 1997 after a fraud investigation, now owns Solantic, a chain of low-income, walk-in medical clinics in Florida that serve the same population that would benefit from a "public option."
Anonymous replied on Permalink
Remember 1997? Balanced
Remember 1997? Balanced Budget Act of 1997-
In 1997, HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) – was the LARGEST HOME HEALTH CARE Company in our country.
HCA Inc. (formerly known as Columbia/HCA and HCA - The Healthcare Company)
Note: Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) was acquired by Columbia in 1994.
Columbia/HCA was a partnership of financier Richard Rainwater of Ft. Worth and lawyer Richard Scott.
Under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997- Home health - was struggling; about 1,400 agencies closed nationwide in 1998.
On Sept 8, 1998 Standard and Poors downgraded the bonds of Charter/HCA
Rainwater also owned a large stake in Magellan Health Care which controls Charter Medical. Magellan, run by Darla Moore, is the largest network of psychiatric hospitals in the country. They are becoming more and more involved in obtaining government money for services formerly not covered as health care, according to Fortune Magazine.
(Note: Rick Scott was terminated by Darla Moore, the wife of Richard Rainwater in 1997. According to Fortune Magazine, the “Toughest Babe in the Business”, Moore created the Corporate Bankruptcy Finance Tool- DIP- (Debtor in Possession), while employed at a Chase bank on Wall Street.
“They are becoming more and more involved in obtaining government money for services formerly not covered as health care, according to Fortune Magazine. “
2003-WWW.USDOJ.GOV - HCA INVESTIGATION - LARGEST HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASE IN U.S. HISTORY SETTLED
HCA not only robbed the country’s Medicare/Medicaid system, but the entire Healthcare system and its tentacles.
Connect- Healthcare Finance Fraud, SEC Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, Financial Fraud and Mortgage Fraud- all for ‘market driven healthcare’ in America?
2009 - The Wall Street Journal reported that Richard Scott, "the former chief executive of HCA Inc," had formed the non-profit organization Conservatives for Patients' Rights as part of a "lobbying campaign to derail or modify" President Obama's health care proposals,...
In 1997, Rick Scott was terminated by Darla Moore. As part of Richard Scott's severance package from Columbia he was paid $5.13 million and given a five year consulting contract at $950,000 per year.
1997 + 5 = 2002
In 2002 FBI raided the offices of National Century Financial Enterprises in Dublin, Ohio
“This case is one of the largest corporate fraud investigations involving a privately held company headquartered in small town America,” said Assistant Director Kenneth W. Kaiser of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division.
In October 2008- Leo Wise, now at the OCE ---stated "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a case of staggering fraud," 'It is one of the largest frauds the FBI has ever investigated.
Guess where ALL of Richard Scott's & Richard Rainwater’s Columbia/ HCA and certain subsidiaries and joint ventures were?
National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc.! (NCFE).
One prosecutor stated ‘…’NCFE- the largest corporate fraud investigations involving a privately held company and no one has ever heard of.’
NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF? (The largest corporate fraud investigation…)
Why is that?
Richard Rainwater was GW Bush’s ex- partner with the Rangers.
October 2008, Leo Wise now at the OCE office prosecuted the CEO and co-founder of National Century Financial Enterprises - CEO Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
12 Executives/co-Founders already found guilty-
December 18, 2008, almost one month before GW Bush leaves office- the last person to stand trial, the ONE and ONLY acquittal- James K Happ!
Jurors stated 'PROSECUTOR DID NOT DO HIS JOB'-
Prosecutors' case fell short juror says-National Century fraud case produces 1st and only acquittal The "not guilty" verdicts that came in federal court yesterday were not so much a vindication of the last National Century Financial Enterprises executive to stand trial, a juror said.
Instead, they were more a belief that federal prosecutors had not done their job, ...
"He very well may have been guilty. A lot of us thought he was," said the juror who wouldn't give his name...
While Richard Scott was at Columbia in 1997 - James K Happ was CFO of Columbia Homecare Group, Inc.
James K Happ, only acquittal at National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc‘s who just so happened to be the CFO of Columbia Homecare Group.
Mark Barnes replied on Permalink
This scumbag is so exemplary of the worst predatory elements in the health care industry - and there are so many of them - driving folks bankrupt and worse. Now he is running walk in clinics to fleece the poor and working against a public option. The most down and out crack addict on the street is above this vile and contemptible monster.
John raines replied on Permalink
Money Or Care?
It is amazing how some people can be so concerned about the almighty dollar they can make on the backs of fellow Americans and still claim they are really out to help others. Yes...to the money on others pockets!
Anonymous replied on Permalink
America can't see the wood for the trees
It seems to me this only confirms that in America the poor are considered guilty until proven innocent, while the rich are only guilty if they get caught. Lice breed fastest!
I feel for good, decent Americans, because I can see glimpses of what you are up against. Still... I thank my good luck that I live in the UK; if I get sick I just go to the Doctor, Hospital or Dentist... endof!
I pay my contributions and never have to worry.
if I want private treatment, I can have it, but I don't have to sell my home to get treatment and, yes, there are shortcomings and sometimes the system fails, but on the whole it works and if you offered me the American alternative... my reply: I'd rather stick needles in my eyes!!!
BTW, when I was single with two children I also got decent, low-cost Council housing, free education for my children and later University for my daughter and I.
Thanks to that I was able to escape poverty and better myself, in spite of the tragic loss of my little boy; I had free counselling and was able to get better, overcome adversity and today my daughter and I are productive, tax-payers, instead of criminals or wretches on the street.
Why? S o c i a l j u s t i c e!!!
We are all rooting for you decent Americans, don't give up!!! here's to you guys and gals! Go with Obama, at last you have a way forward!
Mutternich replied on Permalink
How can you say that?
America has the clear vision of every tree as wood for Home Depot!
This American had needles stuck in his eyes, courtesy of Medicare. Would've been unaffordable otherwise. Saved my vision.
Patrick85 replied on Permalink
How can anybody somebody
How can anybody somebody pretend that their goal in life is to help other people to deal with their situation. Where in fact, they are part of the reason why they are experiencing difficult situation like this one.