Rick Scott wants voters to forget that his former company, Columbia/HCA, wrote the book for Medicare fraud. Literally.
His "credibility" in that field appears in a college textbook called “Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases” and cites the following:
Rick Scott is featured in Case #13: The Healthcare Company: Learning From Past Mistakes.
Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, which the textbook describes as a company where “health-care services and staffing … often took a back seat to the focus on profits.” The case study describes Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Charlotte as the focal point of a federal investigation that resulted in $1.7 billion in Medicare fraud fines.
The textbook points out that federal investigators alleged that Scott and another executive “were briefed routinely on issues relating to Medicare reimbursement claims that the government charged were fraudulent.” Scott resigned from the company and was never charged with any crimes.
But Rick Scott hopes you'll forget about his past career at Columbia/HCA, so much so that he "cleaned up" the company history on his website bio:
Yes, that's a screen shot, taken directly from the official Florida Governor's website. History officially rewritten, on the taxpayer's dime.
You're welcome, Florida.
Rick Scott would also prefer that voters not remember another piece of history, the time he took the Fifth 75 times in court.
Good luck with that.