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January 26, 2010 4:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Picking up on the latest conservative talking point, Conservatives for Patients Rights has jumped on the Scott Brown-win-is-a-referendum-against-health-care-reform bandwagon. Their newest ad, "Learn Their Lesson," is full of the usual false insinuations - just made more colorful this time with the inclusion of a misinterpretation of poll results.
November 30, 2009 3:13 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Conservatives for Patients Rights is back with a new anti-health care reform commercial. While the group has been keeping a fairly low profile of late, this new ad - and accompanying blog post - proves that CPR didn't spend its down time formulating new talking points.
September 30, 2009 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog
New Conservatives For Patients Rights Ads Provide Rick Scott A Platform To Support The Private Health Industry
On September 29, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released two new spots in "reaction" to the votes in the Senate Finance Committee. However, like most of CPR's "information," the ads are full of Rick Scott's biased opinions about health care reform.
September 04, 2009 10:58 am ET filed under Fact Check
Conservatives for Patients Rights has announced the September 8, 2009 launch date of a new ad, titled "No Promises." Its title should be "No Truth" because there is no factual information included in the spot.
August 21, 2009 1:47 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On August 21, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released a new ad targeting President Obama while he is on vacation. Keeping with their tradition of creating ads that are factually inaccurate, CPR presents misleading and incorrect information in this new ad.
August 20, 2009 1:04 pm ET filed under Blog
Rick Scott, founder of Conservatives for Patients' Rights, resumed his health care scare tactics on Fox News last night.
August 06, 2009 4:59 pm ET filed under Video
Rick Scott is still unable to explain how he, as a "successful" CEO, was unaware of billions of dollars in billing discrepancies and can therefore not be held accountable for Columbia/HCA's Medicare fraud.
July 22, 2009 2:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On July 22, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released two versions of an ad titled "Squeeze." In the ad, CPR neglects to include any reputable sources or facts to back up its claim that additional government intervention in health care would harm Americans.
July 20, 2009 9:57 am ET filed under Blog
July 15, 2009 2:17 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On July 15, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights founder Rick Scott wrote a column for the right-wing website HumanEvents.com. In his column, titled "Liberals Gone Wild: Pelosi and Reid Hit Health Care Panic Button," all Rick Scott does is prove that he has a good grasp on what it means to fear monger with his use of words like "panic," "desperation," "ramrod," and "trample."
July 10, 2009 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check
On July 10, 2009, Real Clear Politics posted an op-ed written by Conservatives for Patients Rights' founder Rick Scott. He is evidently still under the impression that his fraudulent past and his current retail-based venture that profits off the under- and uninsured makes him a health care expert. To get his misleading point across, Scott uses the awkward analogy of a football field to inaccurately paint a picture of the current health care reform debate.
June 25, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 25, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released a new ad titled "Doctor's Office." The ad is meant to run both nationally and in 14 targeted states through the July 4th Congressional recess. Like the "Hammer" ad released at the same time, "Doctor's Office" is full of misleading statements.
June 25, 2009 4:37 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 25, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights debuted a new ad titled "Hammer" that will run both nationally and in 14 targeted states through the July 4th recess. Evidently out of ideas, CPR repeats overly used (and refuted) talking points on health care.
June 25, 2009 2:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In an email blast on June 24, 2009, Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients Rights sent a letter regarding President Obama's appearance on ABC to discuss health care. The letter displays CPR's disconnect with the American people, the facts, and reality.
June 24, 2009 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog
At $100 Million, the newest Medicare fraud case still doesn't come close to what Rick Scott's company paid for defrauding Medicare.
June 16, 2009 6:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 16, 2009, Rick Scott and his group, Conservatives for Patients Rights, released a new ad titled "Old Joke." The only joke in the ad is how few facts are included in the 32-second spot.
June 10, 2009 4:57 pm ET filed under Blog
As the fight over health care reform heats up, the same talking heads will be out promoting the same set of Republican talking points. Here you will find a brief introduction to a few of these personalities along with useful links to assist in your future endeavors.
June 08, 2009 5:08 pm ET filed under Blog
Evidently, Rick Scott sees Americans as customers in a fast-food line of health care.
June 04, 2009 1:15 pm ET filed under Video
June 04, 2009 12:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 4, 2009, Rick Scott's group Conservatives for Patients Rights posted a new ad titled "Bulldozer." The ad portrays the government as a bulldozer, crushing Americans' health care choices. But of course, since it is CPR, the ad is full of distortions and false statements.
June 03, 2009 3:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 3, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR) posted a completely misleading tweet. CPR cited only partial findings from a poll that is over a month old as "proof" that Americans don't want the government involved in health care reform. However, more recent polling totally contradicts their claim.
June 03, 2009 10:57 am ET filed under Blog
CPR's Infomercial A "Monet" - Looks Good From Afar, But When You Get Up Close It's Just A Big Old Mess
On May 31, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights paid for thirty minutes of Beltway airtime after NBC's Meet The Press. However, the ad failed to provide any real "information" about health care reform.
June 01, 2009 12:22 pm ET filed under Blog
Conservatives for Patients Rights released a thirty-minute infomercial that displayed a few of the drawbacks to a single-payer health care delivery system (even though President Obama does not want one). During one of his interviews, group founder Rick Scott made an interesting remark about the need for Americans to be "rewarded for not smoking, exercising, and eating properly."
May 31, 2009 3:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check
The May 31, 2009 airing of Conservatives for Patients Rights' infomercial on the pitfalls of a single-payer health system (never mind that President Obama does not want a single-payer plan) included CPR founder Rick Scott's "pillars for health care reform." Because Scott's pillars closely follow President Obama's reform guidelines, it is somewhat confusing as to why Scott is against the President's goals.
May 31, 2009 3:33 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On May 31, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights bought thirty minutes of Beltway airtime after NBC's Meet the Press in order to present an infomercial full of spin, half-truths, and fear mongering.
May 31, 2009 3:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check
In its anti-health care reform infomercial, Conservatives for Patients Rights featured Canadian doctor Brian Day. During his interview, Dr. Day appeared to agree with President Obama's vision for health care reform.