Governor Voldemort has a better idea because he knows all about health care.

My Gov don’t like him none of that Muslim-Keynan Obamacare stuff. He’s no fan of Medicare/Medicaid either (even though his criminal abuse of both made him and his co-conspirators millions). Nevertheless, we the people chose him to run things here in Florida, trusting, I assume, that he’d gotten ethically born-again.

He knows – made it clear on Day One – that Obamacare is not for Florida and so has refused to institute any of the legally mandated reforms. He has a better idea. States, he says:

. . . can do a better job . . . we should have 50 laboratories to see which is the best approach.

Yeah, that’ll work.

Here’s a little summary of his earlier career as head of Columbia/HCA (that’s Health Corporation of America):

On March 19, 1997, investigators from the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services served search warrants at Columbia/HCA facilities in El Paso and on dozens of doctors with suspected ties to the company.[21] The Columbia/HCA board of directors pressured Scott to resign as Chairman and CEO following the inquiry.[22]He was paid $9.88 million in a settlement. He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million.[23][24][25] In 1999, Columbia/HCA changed its name back to HCA, Inc.

I always like that getting rewarded with $10million dollars for screwing up your company part. It’s the new American way you know. Also, job creators.

In the settlements,  Columbia/HCA pled guilty and agreed to a $600+ million fine in the largest fraud settlement in US history. They admitted systematically overcharging the government . . . They also admitted fraudulently billing Medicare and other health programs by inflating the seriousness of diagnoses and to giving doctors partnerships in company hospitals as a kickback for the doctors referring patients to HCA. They filed false cost reports, fraudulently billing Medicare . . .  In addition, they gave doctors “loans” never intending to be repaid, free rent, free office furniture, and free drugs from hospital pharmacies.

That ‘overcharging the government’ part? That’s us, that’s taxpayer money he stole.

In late 2002, HCA agreed to pay the U.S. government $631 million, plus interest, and pay $17.5 million to state Medicaid agencies, in addition to $250 million paid up to that point to resolve outstanding Medicare expense claims.[26]In all, civil law suits cost HCA more than $2 billion to settle, by far the largest fraud settlement in US history.[27]

 

10 responses to “Governor Voldemort has a better idea because he knows all about health care.

  1. Dearest Moe,

    I done been one of them thar “we’uns the people of Florida” since I was ten years old (I’m now pushing a gazillion) and I sure as hell didn’t vote for this pickle-headed prick. Somebody must’ve, but it weren’t me.

    As far as I am concerned, Florida doesn’t have a governor and probably won’t have one until 2014 after someone tars and feathers Mr. Picklehead and rides his sorry ass out of state on a rail.

    Love in Christ,

    A faithful reader.

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    • Hey JR – you think I voted for the creep? Yikes! And Alex Sink would have been a splendid governor. She’s running again I hear, but you know how it goes when the oppositon is an incumbent with billions of dollars.

      Pickle-head – I like that.

      So, is Tampa ready for the onslaught of 19th century Americans coming to nominate tharselves someone to topple the un-white one?

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      • I thought it was you who first referred to Mr. Picklehead as Mr. Picklehead.

        Tampa may be ready for the neanderthal onslaught, but me and the Belle of Ballast Point are bunkering ourselves in here in the paradise that is SOG City – south of Gandy in Tampa.

        We are hoarding beer and other necessities to sustain life until the party of stupid departs. We are going to unplug the teevee and just camp out by the pool soaking up copious amounts of sun and suds – more suds than sun.

        The RNC should be kinda like a hurricane party, but not as much fun.

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  2. Moe, why didn’t any of them do time in prison including your asshole governor. The average street guy, does time for stealing, or even selling small amount of drugs, and deemed hardened criminals.

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  3. I keep telling people he was either (a) a criminal or (b) an incompetent CEO. Either way….

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    • Hi Pat, welcome. Another Floridian?

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      • Oh yes — from before air-conditioning, even. Long enough to remember Spessard Holland was once our most successful politician ever (both Governor and Senator) ahead of Graham and Chiles, and thereby win the No Prize T shirt. One of my proudest moments!

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        • Okay, I”m seriously impressed – you’re that rarest of birds! I”m only 20 years here – like so many, I came first visiting parents, eventually full time to keep an eye on them (:lol:) and so here I am. The essential Florida story!

          I remember Walkin’ Lawton – his son has a restaurant up on Anna Maria. I haven’t been there in years, but it’s nice to have a Chiles around.

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