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Ex-hospital CEO battles reform effort

Washington Post, May 11, 2009
Television ads that began airing last week featured horror stories from Canada and the United Kingdom about patients who allegedly suffered long waits for surgeries, couldn't get the drugs they needed, or had to come to the United States for treatment. The ads are the brainchild of Rick Scott, founder of a group called Conservatives for Patients' Rights. Scott, a multimillionaire investor and controversial former hospital chief executive, has become an unlikely and prominent leader of the opposition to healthcare reform plans that Congress is expected to take up later this year.