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Conservative Group Begins Swiftboat Campaign to Sink Healthcare Reform

Posted By dpacheco On May 30, 2009 @ 5:13 pm In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

The Swiftboating of healthcare reform has officially begun. Or rather, it will have officially begun with the airing of a 30-minute dis-infomercial compiling patients’ “horror stories,” funded by disgraced former hospital CEO Rick Scott.

This Sunday, the front group Conservatives for Patients’ Rights will be airing a 30-minute documentary with “horror stories” aimed at chipping away public support for reforming our health care system. Ironically, the leader and financier [1] of the organization, private health care executive Rick Scott, is actually credited with transforming the American health care system into the profit above-all-else culture [2] that is currently plaguing America.

Rick Scott is not only known for his efforts to build the “McDonald’s” of the health care industry, but his company was also forced to pay a $1.7 billion [3] fraud settlement, the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, for systematically stealing from taxpayers.

The ThinkProgress report, titled “Who Is Rick Scott?”, is below.

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[1] financier: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/10/AR2009051002243.html

[2] profit above-all-else culture: http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/09/news/companies/easton_healthcare.fortune/index.htm

[3] $1.7 billion: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2003/June/03_civ_386.htm

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