Statements about Health Care
Says Rick Scott gave a deposition in which he invoked the Fifth Amendment 75 times about his dealings as head of Columbia/HCA hospital chain
Shows in a television ad that police took evidence from Solantic, Rick Scott's new health care company, after allegations emerged that the company was engaging in fraud.
In ad attacking Rick Scott, says three executives of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain he ran were indicted.
"700 jobs (were) lost because Allen Boyd" voted for the health care bill.
"By the year 2015 (Medicaid will) take up half our budget."
"Charlie Crist has six different positions on ObamaCare."
Alex Sink wants to "cut Medicare."
"Florida is 49th in per capita spending on mental health care."
The United States is "50th in life expectancy" in the world.
I've shut down pill mills.
Opponent Holly Benson said that "Just because you're poor doesn't mean you're unhealthy, it just means you have a lot more time to go running."
Of hospitals in Rick Scott’s Columbia/HCA health care company, "A top executive said they even turned away a poor man and left him to die outside their door."
Rick Scott's former health care company, Columbia/HCA, committed "fraud."
"Almost 1 million children ... have no health insurance in this state."
Under the new health care law, the elderly will be denied care when they have "passed the age limit for treatment."
"Two-thirds of the top-rated hospitals in Florida were our hospitals."
Charlie Crist "bizarrely vetoed" $9.7 million for a teaching hospital at the University of Florida "despite having previously argued the budget request had merit."
"The fact that Rick Scott is running for governor as a 'reformer' would be funny if it wasn't so outrageous. This is a man who barely escaped imprisonment."
Rick Scott "was forced to resign as the head of a company that pled guilty to massive amounts of systematic fraud, including 14 felonies, leading to a historic $1.7 billion fine."
"Klein did not hold a single town hall meeting (on health care) where the general public was invited to ask questions or present their views."
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