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Hard to believe that a person with this background was elected to pubic office. Scott continues to undermine pubic health programs in Florida. Earlier he tried to block people from getting information about the Health Care Reform Act and Obamacare by tyring to block health care advisors from using state public health programs to inform citizens of available health options.  
  Scott may lose the honors of "the ultimate Medicare thief." New findings have additional fraud and overbilling information. Scott’s prior tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA about a decade ago, when the hospital company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud. Now the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report additional fraud.    
   ​Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties form what’s known in Florida as “Sinkhole Alley.”  California has earthquakes and Florida has sinkholes and hurricanes.    

Sinkholes in Pasco County

Excerpt from  Environmental Risk Assessment
Quantitative Measures, Anthropogenic Influences, Human Impact

"Data from the last twenty years for sinkhole occurrences in West Central Florida are used in conjunction with population and housing data, including house prices, to assess the risk of a house being swallowed by a sinkhole, together with the likely economic loss. The top five relocation cities in each of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties are investigated in detail to determine relative risk as well as absolute risk. Because of the massive urbanization taking place in the area, the sinkhole risk is increasing due to water related problems as well as because of the underlying karst topography. Pinellas County is better placed in this regard than Hillsborough or Pasco Counties because of its lower karst component. The city with the highest likelihood of risk is Tampa, probably due to its massive urbanization over the last twenty years. Coastal cities most at risk from sinkhole effects on housing are New Port Richey and Hudson, but they are a very distant second and third compared to Tampa. Economic damage risk estimates to housing are around $5MM per year for Tampa and are sure to increase in the near future."

Link to Florida online Sinkhole Database

 

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View large map of sinkhole occurrences via Florida Geological Survey