Skip to comments.Health Care Exec Captures Fla. GOP Gubernatorial Nomination
Posted on 08/24/2010 8:32:27 PM PDT by Robbin
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He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.
He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.
He has not been a “health care exec” for nearly a decade.
Triple post??? that has go to be a new record.
Do you think you made your point?
He is not a politician!
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.
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
ah yes, I almost forgot about that whole flippityflop on SB1070...
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...
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!
AS Doc Holiday said. My hypocrisy only goes so far
Won’t work. He will win. Taxahappy is corrupt with Republican and Democrat crooks. Big Time.
Politics shucks-——precious few are worthy to lead this nation. The rest are clothes pins on noses selections.
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.
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.
Congrats RICK!! I’m so happy he won.
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.
Put your feelings aside.
Anyone who votes for a Democrat, in November, is a Communist.
The republican talking head on our local florida news channel said he knew several republicans who were going to vote for Sink.
Bad move. McCollum would have won easily, this guy will have tough sledding.
And it hurts Rubio’s chances.
Me too. I think the establishment big government crooks in Taxahappy need a whipping. Obamacrats and the Bushies.
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
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 ?
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.
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.
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
SO stop falling for the DNC lies peddled by the local FL DNC media!
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!
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 .
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.
“Do you think you made your point?”
You’re not getting it, it was an echo.
Rick Scott did.
Rick Scott, so crooked the granddaughter of sideshow freaks could beat him.
WDBO Local News
Rick Scott faces new Medicare fraud accusations
@ 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.
So is Alex Sink, because Rick Scott is CURRENTLY under investigation by the FDLE for NEW Medicare fraud allegations.
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.
Gee what great timing for the Obama Holder goons go after a GOP candidate.
Just like the Reno days,
Trolling for the Dems tonite ?
Go back to the DU ,brain dead wonder.
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.
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.
Mostly trolls POSTING the usual talking points , Rome2000 peddles the Dem party BS here aLL THE TIME.
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.
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?
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”
I worked on all those cases so I know the facts and details .
So peddle your AstroTurf elsewhere.
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.