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March 03, 2011 5:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Florida Judge Issues Stay On Previous Ruling Against Health Care Reform

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February 28, 2011 4:49 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Governors Seek Medicaid Block Grants That Would Destroy Jobs, Undermine Health Care Reform

Coming out of the National Governors Association meeting this weekend, several Republican governors have a new talking point — they want federal block grants to fund Medicaid. Governors like Rick Scott (R-FL), Scott Walker (R-WI) and Haley Barbour (R-MS) are touting block grants — capped allotments of money — as the solution to the lack of flexibility in their state Medicaid programs. However, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that the increased flexibility would come with financial risks and costs to the states, as well as cuts to Medicaid eligibility and benefits. Additionally, providing states with block grants for Medicaid would fundamentally change how the program is funded and would ultimately undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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February 25, 2011 5:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Rejects Rail Project Despite No Risk To Taxpayers

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February 22, 2011 11:42 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Rick Scott To End Cost-Free Homelessness Awareness Day

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February 16, 2011 12:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Tries To Relate To Black Lawmakers By Telling Them He Was Poor

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February 15, 2011 3:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Rick Scott Misinforms About Medicaid

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February 10, 2011 9:07 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's New Budget Uses "Gimmickry" To Inflate Spending Cuts

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February 04, 2011 10:29 am ET filed under Fact Check

Florida, Inc.: Gov. Rick Scott's First Month As The Sunshine State's CEO

One month into his term as Florida's governor, Republican Rick Scott is making good on his campaign threat to run Florida like one of his businesses. The former health care executive, who left Columbia/HCA amidst the largest case of Medicare fraud in history, has set out to place himself in a position more akin to a corporate tycoon than a public servant by making grabs at additional power and restricting press access. He's also putting the "business" of Florida above the common good with troubling moves on the environment, transportation and health care. Yet there's no promise that Scott is even running a particularly tight Floridian ship. He's made a number of worrisome hires, and there are hints that his budget plan, to be released Monday, may include untenable tax cuts. Moreover, Scott's right-wing views on immigration and LGBT issues should cause many of Florida's residents concern.

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January 13, 2011 10:59 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's Tax-Cut Promises Haven't Convinced Florida's Senate President

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January 05, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott's "Commitment To Diversity" Excludes Gay And Handicapped People

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December 13, 2010 12:53 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott: With Expanded Voucher Program, "Public Schools Will Just Simply Get Better"

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December 06, 2010 11:09 am ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Proposes Slashing Florida's Already-Small State Workforce By 5 Percent

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November 22, 2010 2:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Pads Transition Team With GOP Insiders And Former Columbia/HCA Employees

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November 16, 2010 2:14 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Picks Discredited Art Laffer As Economic Adviser

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October 26, 2010 3:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Will Rick Scott Open Florida's Beaches To The Risk Of An Oil Spill?

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October 22, 2010 1:57 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Wants To Cut Florida's Welfare Costs By Spending More On Welfare

Gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott wants Florida to become the only state in the nation to spend tax dollars on drug tests for welfare recipients in an attempt to save money on welfare. Unfortunately for Scott, 49 states have already rejected this idea as fiscally irresponsible and impractical — four have even found it unconstitutional. So much for Scott's plan to slash welfare spending, which has not only been widely rejected, but would also threaten Florida's most vulnerable residents: children.

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October 21, 2010 12:38 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Would Run Florida Like One Of His Fraudulent Businesses

During the October 20th Florida gubernatorial debate, Rick Scott made it clear that he wants to run Florida like a business.  He wants to make drastic cuts, set firm benchmarks, create an outcome-based environment for work, and even base teacher salary on student performance.  However, during Scott's tenure as head of Columbia/HCA, these practices proved inefficient and destructive.  His aggressive cost-cutting tactics meant community hospitals were closed and Medicare reports were "knowingly" falsified to bring in more in Medicare reimbursements.  Furthermore, when the government investigated problems with the company, Scott was combative and disrespectful to the individuals tasked with protecting Americans from the ruthless business practices Scott utilized in his company.

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October 18, 2010 12:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Another Sticky Situation Shows Up In Rick Scott's Past

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October 05, 2010 3:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Medicare Fraudster Rick Scott Accuses Alex Sink Of Being A Crook

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October 04, 2010 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott: A Man With A Plan

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August 27, 2010 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott Blames Massive Medicare Fraud On Inability To Understand Regulation

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August 27, 2010 4:40 pm ET filed under Video

Rick Scott Now Taking Responsibility For Medicare Fraud

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August 11, 2010 11:37 am ET filed under Blog

Rick Scott's Never Ending Legal Headaches

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July 13, 2010 2:42 pm ET filed under Blog

What Do Rick Scott And The Lockerbie Bomber Have In Common?

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July 08, 2010 6:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Multi-Millionaire Carpetbagger Rick Scott Sues Florida Over Election Law

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January 26, 2010 4:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Based On New Ad, It's Clear Conservatives For Patients Rights Needs To Go Back To School

Picking up on the latest conservative talking point, Conservatives for Patients Rights has jumped on the Scott Brown-win-is-a-referendum-against-health-care-reform bandwagon.  Their newest ad, "Learn Their Lesson," is full of the usual false insinuations - just made more colorful this time with the inclusion of a misinterpretation of poll results.

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November 30, 2009 3:13 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Scott Is Back, So Are His Moldy Talking Points

Conservatives for Patients Rights is back with a new anti-health care reform commercial.  While the group has been keeping a fairly low profile of late, this new ad - and accompanying blog post - proves that CPR didn't spend its down time formulating new talking points.

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September 30, 2009 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

New Conservatives For Patients Rights Ads Provide Rick Scott A Platform To Support The Private Health Industry

On September 29, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released two new spots in "reaction" to the votes in the Senate Finance Committee.  However, like most of CPR's "information," the ads are full of Rick Scott's biased opinions about health care reform.

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September 04, 2009 10:58 am ET filed under Fact Check

Conservatives For Patients Rights' "No Promises" Ad Should Be Called "No Truth"

Conservatives for Patients Rights has announced the September 8, 2009 launch date of a new ad, titled "No Promises."  Its title should be "No Truth" because there is no factual information included in the spot.

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August 21, 2009 1:47 pm ET filed under Fact Check

CPR's "Surf's Up" Ad Has Pretty Pictures, But Not Much Else

On August 21, 2009, Conservatives for Patients Rights released a new ad targeting President Obama while he is on vacation.  Keeping with their tradition of creating ads that are factually inaccurate, CPR presents misleading and incorrect information in this new ad.

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