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Health Care Exec Captures Fla. GOP Gubernatorial Nomination
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Posted on 08/24/2010 8:32:27 PM PDT by Robbin

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: columbiahca; florida; governor; hillarycare; mccollum; prokes; randyprokes; reno; rickscott; scott; socializedmedicine
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I will not vote for this crook....
1 posted on 08/24/2010 8:32:27 PM PDT by Robbin
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To: Robbin

He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 8:33:39 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Robbin

He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 8:33:39 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Robbin

He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Patrick1

Triple post??? that has go to be a new record.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 8:35:35 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: Patrick1

Do you think you made your point?


6 posted on 08/24/2010 8:36:14 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: Robbin

He is not a politician!


7 posted on 08/24/2010 8:36:24 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Robbin
Scott's Medicare fraud/corruption will give the Dems a major campaign negative to air--over and over, and over.

vaudine

8 posted on 08/24/2010 8:36:43 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Robbin
"I will not vote for this crook...."

McCollum did it to himself. That stand on the Arizona Law then backing even tougher legislation makes him look like a 2nd rate political bandwagon rider.

Hey GOP pick a stance and back it loud and proud and no flip-flopping. If we want a flip-flopper we can vote for John Kerry.

9 posted on 08/24/2010 8:37:02 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Robbin

In that case, may I present you with Governor-elect Alex Sink?

Now, I should mention that I found the choice between McCollum and Scott to be a rather unappealling one - perennial government office holder versus former health care exec who has a rap sheet...very much a lesser of two evils choice, IMHO


10 posted on 08/24/2010 8:38:07 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Mad Dawgg

ah yes, I almost forgot about that whole flippityflop on SB1070...


11 posted on 08/24/2010 8:39:28 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I still won’t vote for the crook. At least I could hold my nose and vote for McCollum. What a crook, I can’t believe over half a million people voted for him. I can’t stand rich jerks that self fund their campains, to start with, but when you made your millions defrauding Medicare...


12 posted on 08/24/2010 8:41:13 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Robbin

Are you crazy?? You want a Democrat Buerocrat Socialist? Scott will shake it up in the Taxahappy den of crooks much bigger than overcharging the crooked Mediscare scam. Wake Up!


13 posted on 08/24/2010 8:42:40 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: stefanbatory

AS Doc Holiday said. My hypocrisy only goes so far…


14 posted on 08/24/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: vaudine

Won’t work. He will win. Taxahappy is corrupt with Republican and Democrat crooks. Big Time.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 8:43:46 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Robbin

Politics shucks-——precious few are worthy to lead this nation. The rest are clothes pins on noses selections.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 8:44:41 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Robbin
Some background on Rick Scott's legal issues (Clinton payback?)
17 posted on 08/24/2010 8:45:22 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Robbin
"I still won’t vote for the crook."

I don't blame you one bit. But if McCollum had taken his hardliner stance on Border Control up fromt he would have won hands down!

McCollum lost the race by being wishy-washy. People are tired of fence-sitters and flip-floppers.

18 posted on 08/24/2010 8:45:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: screaminsunshine

I voted Scott. I’m willing to take a chance on this outsider. Everyone knows his checkered past so he will be a paragon of honesty in office.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 8:47:01 PM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: Robbin
I voted for McCollum, but I will definitely be voting for Scott.
I voted for the lessor of 2 evils today, and I will do it again in November.
20 posted on 08/24/2010 8:49:20 PM PDT by kara37
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To: dennisw

Congrats RICK!! I’m so happy he won.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 8:50:58 PM PDT by StilettoRaksha
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To: Robbin

This is an electorate that is very anti-establishment and anti-incumbant. It favors the outsiders more than the pollsters or the media wish to admit.

McCullum is a career politician that flip-flopped on immigration and ran a very nasty campaign.


22 posted on 08/24/2010 8:56:00 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: Robbin

Put your feelings aside.
Anyone who votes for a Democrat, in November, is a Communist.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 9:03:36 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: stefanbatory

The republican talking head on our local florida news channel said he knew several republicans who were going to vote for Sink.


24 posted on 08/24/2010 9:15:35 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: dennisw

Bad move. McCollum would have won easily, this guy will have tough sledding.

And it hurts Rubio’s chances.

I’m bummed.


25 posted on 08/24/2010 9:17:29 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: dennisw

Me too. I think the establishment big government crooks in Taxahappy need a whipping. Obamacrats and the Bushies.


26 posted on 08/24/2010 9:26:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: WOSG

We shall see.......Media attacks failed. McCollum attacks on his past hospital business failed. I think the tide is so strong that Rick Scott wins in November


27 posted on 08/24/2010 9:27:35 PM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: Robbin
how is Scott a crook ?
So you are peddling the DNC talking points here ?

the RENO justice dept went after Col/HCA because they FINANCED the killing of HiLLARYcare back in 1993.

All the cases against Col/HCA were thrown out of court due to lack of evidence !

Please share your brilliant insight or ARE YOU A TROLL ?

28 posted on 08/24/2010 9:31:32 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: WOSG

Are you saying you vote for a guy simply based on how he/she is projected to do in the general election?

No wonder we end up electing so many RINOs.


29 posted on 08/24/2010 9:33:24 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: I still care

Oh please Mccollum was the GOP insider poster child and the GOP insider crowd can not handle an non insider.

Your local radio host is peddling GOP insider CRAP to scare the serfs who are revolting.


30 posted on 08/24/2010 9:34:35 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: Kansas58

31 posted on 08/24/2010 9:36:39 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: vaudine
Hello

There was no Medicare scandal.

The RENO justice dept went after all the HCA and Columbia because they KILLED HILLARYCARE !

No HCA exec was ever convicted and all charges were thrown out because they were determined to be POLITICAL.

Columbia settled with the JD because it held up a
merger !

SO stop falling for the DNC lies peddled by the local FL DNC media!

32 posted on 08/24/2010 9:38:57 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: dennisw
McCullom and Rubio both shot themselves in the foot with the people of Florida and both of them have flipped to the other side of the coin.

As far as McCullom is concerned, he is a professional politician and IMHO thought the people in Florida would buy into his extreme acrobatic moves on Immigration.

I'd rather have Scott than McCullom.

As far as the Medicare Fraud, I don't know how much Scott was actually involved in setting up the scam. He has paid his penalties and as far as I am concerned I'll take my chances on a known crook than a guy who has the Old Buddy System in the beltway covering up his mistakes, ala the current Crist deal with the wetlands!

33 posted on 08/24/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Robbin

Get you facts straight here.

Scott was attacked by the Clintons because he hekp kill Hillarycare.

HCA settled with the JD due to a pending merger !

So stop peddling lies .


34 posted on 08/24/2010 9:44:51 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: not2worry

The entire Medicare fraud crap is a pack of twisted facts.

HCA was attacked by the RENO Justice dept because they killed Hillarycare and the only way to seek revenge was to go after their Medicare payments .

HCA settled the dispute due to a huge pending merger.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 9:47:45 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: mazda77

“Do you think you made your point?”

You’re not getting it, it was an echo.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 9:52:30 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ncalburt
Did MCcollum take the 5 the amendment 75 times?

Rick Scott did.

Rick Scott, so crooked the granddaughter of sideshow freaks could beat him.

37 posted on 08/24/2010 10:00:38 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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WDBO Local News
Rick Scott faces new Medicare fraud accusations
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Brittny Krause
@ August 11, 2010 5:41 AM Permalink | Comments (14)

The man leading the Governor’s race on the Republican side was deposed just days before he got into the Governor’s race in one case and accused of medicare fraud by a former doctor.

Now Rick Scott is refusing to answer questions about the case against his current company.

You may remember Rick Scott was forced out of Columbia HCA after a massive medicare fraud case, now his current company Solantic is under fire. Just 6 days before he got into the race. Scott was deposed, and settled privately a fraud case where his company was accused of misleading regulators about who was in charge of a clinic. At a Tallahassee news conference, Scott got a subpoena from a McCollum supporter.

“It’s a private matter and I will not release the deposition,” said Scott.

Scott went on to call the ploy desperate and “Chicago style politics” but refused multiple times to release his testimony in the case. He’s also been accused by a former doctor at Solantic of Medicare fraud and that case is now in the hands of the FDLE. No charges have been brought. Wednesday was supposed to be the final debate, and the only one to be broadcast statewide. Scott decided to skip that final debate. Bill McCollum will be here in Orlando today for the forum anyway.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 10:06:07 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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Congrats RICK!! I’m so happy he won.

So is Alex Sink, because Rick Scott is CURRENTLY under investigation by the FDLE for NEW Medicare fraud allegations.

39 posted on 08/24/2010 10:07:43 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: dennisw
We shall see.......Media attacks failed. McCollum attacks on his past hospital business failed. I think the tide is so strong that Rick Scott wins in November

He is like teflon, the accusations fell off of him, mostly because it was media BS and some people actually believe the crap and they can't recognize a hit job by the Clintons and they should know better.

40 posted on 08/24/2010 10:11:17 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Rome2000

Gee what great timing for the Obama Holder goons go after a GOP candidate.

Just like the Reno days,


41 posted on 08/24/2010 10:11:32 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: Rome2000

Trolling for the Dems tonite ?

Go back to the DU ,brain dead wonder.


42 posted on 08/24/2010 10:12:56 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: ncalburt

The people spouting off thast he is a fraud and a crook all do sound like trolls, but I think they are naive and fell for the MSM BS, they took it hook, line and sinker.


43 posted on 08/24/2010 10:13:21 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: jerry557

seems like a lot of Freepers even fall into this trap of voting in primaries based on polls projecting proposed winners in the general election. People that do this blindly don’t realize they are being manipulated. They need to wake up.


44 posted on 08/24/2010 10:15:21 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Blue Highway

Mostly trolls POSTING the usual talking points , Rome2000 peddles the Dem party BS here aLL THE TIME.


45 posted on 08/24/2010 10:16:00 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: ncalburt

This is a copy of the letter that was just turned over to the feds by FDLE alleging new Mediacre fraud by Slick Rick.

“I worked for Solantic Urgent care in Jacksonville, which Mr Scott was the primary investor/ owner until he began his run for governor earlier this year. For the first four years I was there Solantic did not deal with Medicare patients since I believe Mr Scott was still banned from participation in Medicare due to his fraudulent activities with Columbia Healthcare previously. However in approximately 2006 the clinics did begin to accept Medicare patients. During my time there I personally witnessed NP’s (nurse Pract.) working many times alone in clinics and completely unsupervised. Not only was this a quality of care issue but, I believe that Medicare patients were always billed at full prices even when a physician was NOT in the office, which I feel is a violation of Medicare billing policy. It is my understanding that is a physician is NOT IN THE BUILDING, the fee must be lowered to 85% of the standard charge if the pt was seen by a NP only. I have NP’s willing to testify to this practice, and I have been told by former employees responsible for charging patients that no adjustment to charges was made to accommodate for NP’s working alone only. This may have changed after I left the company in 11 /09 and Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville became partners with Solantic. NP’s are no longer allowed to work alone as I hear it. However, that leaves a period of about two years where fraudulent billing may have taken place. Given Mr Scotts previous behavior it would be no surprise to anyone if billing was not done in an appropriate fashion.

In addition, I have written copies of charts and charges that prove that Solantic was fraudulently billing under MY NAME by billing patients seen in their Northside office on Dunn avenue using my name to bill under, even though I NEVER SAW THOSE PATIENTS ! I only worked 1 day at that office in my years with Solantic and I have charts and copies of pts being billed under me when I was not there. I understand Solantic also has a current lawsuit by a former Medical director who stated Solantic was also using his name and license for other purposes without his knowledge. I contacted Aetna insurance company since that was the primary company that I saw my name being misused, but they did not or could not follow up as I did not have Solantic’s tax ID number to give them at the time.

I am very concerned that Mr Scott will continue his record of corruption and greed and this will be catastrophic for the state of Florida if he is elected. There are also many stories of terrible quality of care, inappropriate pressure on physicians to sell drugs that Solantic has on sale in their facilities etc.

To be up front , my position was terminated suddenly with Solantic on 11/23/09 after I had confronted several of these issues. My termination was based on issues that I can’t state here since I had to get an attorney to settle a termination agreement and get Solantic to stop using my name and license AFTER I was terminated. I am a board certified family practice doc with an impeccable record of being in practice in the state of Florida since 1985. I have NEVER had any suits against me, and I am a long time registered voting Republican. “Career Scammer” Rick Scott continues to fool the regular public while earning millions of dollars at his workers expense, and delivers medical care that is only concerned with profit at all costs, his so called “Retail Medicine”. If you wish to contact me for further information please do. Thank you. Randy Prokes MD.

I am a fomer medical director for Solantic Urgent care in Jacksonville, and I have documents proving continued fraudulent billing practices by Mr Scotts companies.


46 posted on 08/24/2010 10:16:04 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

Seems like you are a troll coming into threads spouting the same old thing about Scott pleading the 5th equated somehow to making him a crook or a fraud. Doesn’t the DNC have better use for you?


47 posted on 08/24/2010 10:18:39 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: ncalburt

Good to know about Rome2000. He was spouting the same exact messages in the Florida Primary live thread, almost to the point if I compare them I may be able to spot the same grammatical errors in 2 separate threads. Glad to know he isn’t some Freeper that just doesn’t “get it”


48 posted on 08/24/2010 10:22:43 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Rome2000
Dem party Troll , Move on with your AstroTurf.

I worked on all those cases so I know the facts and details .

So peddle your AstroTurf elsewhere.

49 posted on 08/24/2010 10:24:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: Blue Highway

Rome 2000 is a troll.

I know the facts inside and out .

I worked as a paid consultant for all those legal cases.

HCA execs wanted to fight RENO but the stockholders wanted to settle due to a pending merger and stock price.


50 posted on 08/24/2010 10:26:54 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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