Invasion of the Medicare Snatchers

Democracy Labs
7 min readOct 11, 2022

Rick Scott oversaw the biggest Medicare fraud and author of the GOP Platform to cut Medicare. He inspired INVASION OF THE MEDICARE SNATCHERS.

  • When Scott was deposed in Medicare fraud scandal during his time as CEO of Columbia/HCA. Scott pleaded the Fifth Amendment 75 times. — Newsweek
  • The investigation revealed a slew of offenses — PolitiFact
  • Columbia/HCA later reached a settlement with the Justice Department with combined fines totaling $1.7 billion. — Newsweek
  • Scott received $300 million in stock, $10 million in cash, and $5 million as part of his resignation — Market Realist

Republicans plan to snatch Medicare away from millions of Americans. Their scheme inspired this 30 second video clip based on Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. This blog also explains how to quickly create rapid response videos with free apps.

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This video was created with clips (with attribution) from the Invasion Of The Body Snatchers trailer. The clip was downloaded from the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, people with print…

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