Referencing a popular Internet meme, the Bill McCollum campaign today unveiled an “important video announcement” about Rick Scott that highlights Scott’s past as CEO of Columbia/HCA, a company that was fined $1.7 billion by the U.S. government for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This really must be seen to be believed:
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