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April 28, 2009 9:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Richard L. Scott: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Richard L. Scott and his new organization, Conservatives for Patients Rights, have recently received a large amount of media attention.  What is getting less attention is his professional record.  The Columbia/HCA hospital system that he built was investigated for Medicare fraud - an investigation that turned up documents "stamped with warnings that they should not be disclosed to Medicare auditors."  His participation in defrauding America's Medicare system and hurting the millions of Americans who benefit from the program is only a small piece of the complex puzzle that is the man who is leading the charge against a progressive health care reform movement.

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April 27, 2009 2:34 pm ET filed under Video

VIDEO FACT CHECK: Rick Scott and CPR: "Not So Innocent," And Just Plain Wrong

On April 27, 2009, Richard L. Scott's group, Conservatives for Patients Rights, released an ad titled "Not So Innocent." In the ad, Scott issues misleading information about a newly formed council and its possible effect upon the health care of Americans.

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April 27, 2009 1:13 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR Ad Features Doctor Who Supported Government-Run Cancer Center

On April 27, 2009, Rick Scott and Conservatives for Patients' Rights posted an ad featuring Dr. Karol Sikora discussing "what happens to patients once the government takes over."  However, Rick Scott left out Dr. Sikora's support of a national cancer center to develop treatments and "raise standards of care" in the United Kingdom.

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April 27, 2009 12:57 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Conservatives For Patients' Rights' Ad Features Doctor Who Favors Universal Health Care

An ad released by Conservatives for Patients' Rights on April 27, 2009, featured Dr. Brian Day, a Canadian surgeon, discussing the negative effects of a universal health care system.  The ad conveniently left out the fact that Dr. Day is a supporter of universal health care; he merely opposes the funding model currently used in Canada.

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April 27, 2009 11:25 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott and CPR: "Not So Innocent," And Just Plain Wrong

On April 27, 2009, Richard L. Scott's group, Conservatives for Patients Rights, released an ad titled "Not So Innocent."  In the ad, Scott uses misleading information about a newly formed council and its possible effect upon the health care of Americans.

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April 24, 2009 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

When Cooking The Books, Rick Scott Only Likes His Own Recipe

On the evening of April 23, 2009, The Hill posted a letter written by Rick Scott regarding health care reform titled "Healthcare reform in reality is dreadful 'stealthcare' plan."  Evidently, Rick Scott is under the impression that his executive experience as leader of a hospital company that paid billions to settle a government fraud investigation makes him an expert on the future of the health care industry.

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April 21, 2009 12:13 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott: Fighting For Health Reform Without A Clue

On April 21, 2009, the Politico interviewed Conservatives for Patients' Rights' founder Rick Scott.    Secretly funded by big business, "Conservatives for Patients' Rights" is intent on preserving the insurance industry's ability to hold Americans hostage.  As a former health care CEO, Rick Scott demonstrates that the conservative movement's opposition to health care reform is out of touch with the needs and desires of everyday American patients.

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