This from “America Blog”: it seems that a manufactured nonprofit, a front for the insurance industry, has Richard Scott as its spokesperson. For the uninitiated, Mr. Scott was an “associate” of investor Richard Rainwater who took control of
Joe Sudbay, the political consultant who writes, “America Blog”, put it very so well:
Sudbay further notes:
Congressman Pete Stark, a veteran of the last bruising round of fighting over healthcare reform, remembers Scott all too well. Stark recently sent his colleagues a letter hoping to refresh their memories. Calling Scott a “swindler,” the letter said, “If he is the conservative spokesperson against healthcare reform, there is no debate.”
Scott made his money by swindling our tax dollars – falsified cost returns, inflated billing and so on. Looking for the poster child for the “new ethical standard” in healthcare? Look no further. It was so bad that the Frist family, who founded
Forbes magazine reported at the time of the settlement:
The company admitted to systematically overcharging the government by claiming marketing costs as reimbursable, by striking illegal deals with home care agencies, and by filing false data about how hospital space was being used.
The company increased Medicare billings by exaggerating the seriousness of the illnesses they were treating. It also granted doctors partnerships in company hospitals as a kickback for the doctors referring patients to
The name of this front organization is – get this: “Committee for Patient’s Rights, or CPR”. Cute.