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August 20, 2009 1:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott And Hannity: Women Will Have To Give Birth In The Streets

Rick Scott, founder of Conservatives for Patients' Rights, resumed his health care scare tactics on Fox News last night.

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August 06, 2009 4:59 pm ET filed under Video

Rick Sanchez Grills CPR's Rick Scott

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.

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July 22, 2009 2:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New CPR Ad Squeezes The Facts Out Of Its Ad

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.

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July 20, 2009 9:57 am ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott: The Borat Of Health Care?

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July 15, 2009 2:17 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott: Fear-Mongering Gone Wild

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."

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July 10, 2009 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Fumbles Health Care Op-Ed

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.

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June 25, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR's "Doctor's Office" Could Make You Sick

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.

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June 25, 2009 4:37 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR "Hammer" Ad Fails To Hit The Nail On The Head

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.

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June 25, 2009 2:36 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR Letter Illustrates Disconnect With The American People

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.

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June 24, 2009 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Rick Scott's Columbia/HCA Was Fined $1.7 Billion For Defrauding Medicare

At $100 Million, the newest Medicare fraud case still doesn't come close to what Rick Scott's company paid for defrauding Medicare.

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June 16, 2009 6:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott's Ad Is The Real Joke

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.

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June 10, 2009 4:57 pm ET filed under Blog

Who's Who In The Health Care Debate

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.

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June 08, 2009 5:08 pm ET filed under Blog


Dear Mr. Scott: Americans Need Health Care, Not Big Macs

Evidently, Rick Scott sees Americans as customers in a fast-food line of health care.

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June 04, 2009 1:15 pm ET filed under Video

Video Fact Check: CPR's "Bulldozer" Ad

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June 04, 2009 12:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR's New Ad Bulldozes The Truth

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.

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June 03, 2009 3:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Misleading Tweet Alert: Conservatives For Patients Rights Reveals Only Partial Poll Findings

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.

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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.

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June 01, 2009 12:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Does Rick Scott Want The Government Paying Attention To Our Personal Habits?

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."

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May 31, 2009 3:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Spouts Need For "Pillars" Of Reform That Align Closely With President Obama's Guidelines

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.

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May 31, 2009 3:33 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR Infomercial Conveniently Omits Rick Scott's History Of Fraud And Deceit

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.

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May 31, 2009 3:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Conservatives For Patients Rights Featured Doctor Who Agrees With President Obama

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.

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May 29, 2009 11:51 am ET filed under Blog

SEIU: CPR Airing False "Documentary"

The Service Employees International Union has asked NBC to prevent a thirty minute Conservatives for Patients Rights "documentary" (more appropriately, infomercial) from airing Sunday May 31st.

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May 15, 2009 12:11 pm ET filed under Blog

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Rick Scott, his new group Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR), and their dirty politics PR team have falsely stated that Comcast pulled a Health Care for America Now (HCAN) ad off the air.

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May 14, 2009 3:57 pm ET filed under Blog

The Queen's Health Care

"The right to healthcare is as fundamental as the right to education; the question is not whether but how that right is respected."

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May 13, 2009 4:40 pm ET filed under Video

Rick Scott Answers Question About Fraud On Fox News

Megyn Kelly of Fox News asks Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients Rights about the fraudulent activities of his former corporation, Columbia/HCA.

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May 13, 2009 1:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Scott On Columbia/HCA: "I Feel Very Good About What We Accomplished."

In response to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's question about his association with Columbia/HCA's admission of fraud, Rick Scott only answered that "most companies have all paid fines" and that he feels "very good about what we accomplished."

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May 12, 2009 12:52 pm ET filed under Blog

"Having Rick Scott As Your Spokesman Against Health Care Reform Is Like Having An E. Coli Bacterium As Your Spokesman Against Hand Washing."

What about Rick Scott's past makes him qualified to speak about health care in America?  He defrauded Medicare, a government program meant to support the most vulnerable Americans, and then profited from the oppression of millions of people in countries where the populace has few, if any, civil rights.

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May 12, 2009 12:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Profitably Aided Oppressive Regimes

Disgraced Columbia/HCA executive Richard L. "Rick" Scott has been in the media lately for spearheading Conservatives for Patients Rights, an organization adamantly opposed to health care reform.  In addition to the fraudulent practices of his former empire, Scott serves on the boards of two companies that helped the Saudi Arabian and Iranian regimes suppress their citizens by censoring access to the Internet.

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May 12, 2009 11:05 am ET filed under Fact Check

Richard L. Scott: Trials And Tribulations At Columbia/HCA

After building Columbia/HCA into a health care megapower, Richard L. Scott was ejected amid a federal investigation.  While Scott was never accused of a crime, Columbia/HCA admitted to "systematically overcharging the government" and increasing "Medicare billings by exaggerating" illnesses.

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May 12, 2009 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Richard L. Scott: Post Columbia/HCA

In addition to his adventures in health care reform and Medicare fraud, Richard L. Scott has a varied professional resume.

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