Scott’s biggest health care hullabaloo? Soda!by Dara Kam | August 30th, 2010
The GOP candidate for governor and former chief executive officer of Columbia/HCA apparently doesn’t think that’s as big a deal as soft drinks.
“The biggest controversy I ever created in health care was choosing Pepsi over Coke,” Scott told the Florida Realtors at their convention in Orlando this weekend.
Scott said he switched soda brands to save his company $23 million in food service costs.
His employees were not happy with the self-made multi-millionaire’s decision, he said. Scott said he received a stack of complaints more than three feet high from disgruntled workers who preferred Coke over Pepsi.