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Report About Medicare Running Out of Money Reminds Floridians of Rick Scott's Medicare Fraud

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This week, new reports emerged about a crucial Medicare trust fund potentially running out of money three years earlier than predicted, putting 4 million Floridians at risk of losing their healthcare. The same federal program that Rick Scott's company stole millions from is now under attack by Republicans in Congress.

Florida Democratic Party Spokesman Nate Evans released the following statement in response:

"As millions of Floridians's health care is in jeopardy — Rick Scott is doing what he's always done — putting himself and his political interests ahead of Florida families.

"Rick Scott’s abysmal record on healthcare began when he oversaw the company which committed one of the largest cases of Medicare fraud in history, which resulted in more than $1.7 billion in fines and an FBI investigation. He has passionately supported the GOP's tax scam, that put corporations over hard working Floridians and Medicare officials are citing as a reason for the impending crisis."

These are the facts about Rick Scott's Medicare fraud record and support of the GOP tax scam:

  • Rick Scott supported the GOP tax scam, which gave him a massive tax break while jeopardizing the health coverage of more than 4 million Floridians.
  • Rick Scott has supported GOP budget plan that would've turned Medicare into a voucher program.
  • As CEO of health care facility operator Columbia/HCA, Scott oversaw one of the largest cases Medicare fraud in history, with the company paying $1.7 billion fines.