S. Sen. Rick Scott is taking the lead on Republican health care policy as the Trump administration tries once again to end Obamacare.
President Trump named Scott and fellow GOP U.S. Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana as his point people on Capitol Hill at a question-and-answer session at the White House.
“They are going to come up with something really spectacular,” Trump told reporters Thursday.
Before being elected governor of Florida, Scott was the CEO of the hospital company Columbia/HCA in the 1990s. He resigned four months after a federal inquiry into the company was made public. The company was later fined $1.7 billion in 2000 and 2007 for what was then the largest case of Medicare fraud in history, all of which occurred while Scott was CEO.
Of course, this is not a problem because, as we know, Trump will never produce a health insurance plan of any kind.