TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott is looking to sell his family's interest in Solantic urgent health care clinics.
Scott said Tuesday he has been seeking a buyer since the November election, adding "Hopefully I'll get that done promptly."
Questions have been raised on whether Scott would benefit financially from his efforts to privatize Medicaid and require drug testing for welfare recipients should the state do business with Solantic. Scott said Solantic won't seek state contracts.
Asked whether potential conflicts are the reason he's selling, Scott said he's just too busy as governor to spend time overseeing business interests.
Solantic has more than 30 clinics around Florida. Scott co-founded the company in 2001 and last year listed its worth at $62 million.
He turned over his ownership to his wife after the election.
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