EX-HCA BOSS RICK SCOTT RANKLES CRITICS IN HEALTH FIGHT
Jun 23, 2009
Rick Scott, former CEO of Columbia/HCA, has emerged as a spokesman for a group fighting government-run health care in the reform efforts being debated in Congress. BART VICTOR, Cal Turner professor of moral leadership at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Business, said that Scott is entitled to his opinion despite his past. "He simply has the right to speak and its up to everyone to evaluate it — what's his credibility," Victor said. "In this debate, because it's so complicated, we need to help people understand what we say and why we say it, what interests we represent and what perspective we come from."