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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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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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