I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.— Dianne Feinstein
Memorable Health Care Reform quotations
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times.
If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
Both referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as 'Obamacare.' That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States, it is meant as a disparaging reference to the President of the United States.
[Health reform] will destroy the country [because] in the next year or so [America will have to] dramatically cut the military because we can't pay for it.
We will push through health care reform regardless of the views of the American people.
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.
[Write to your congressional representative against the health care reform proposal or] we will awake to find that we have socialism.
The health care reform legislation passed by the U.
S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
We've seen an economy stifled by more taxes, more regulation, a war on coal and a failing health care reform come to be known as Obamacare and the American people know that we need to make a change.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
We've got to have major health care reform because that is the 800-pound gorilla. That is the thing that can swamp the boat fiscally for the United States.
The national debate on health-care reform wildly misses the mark, with Democrats and Republicans alike arguing about who's going to pay rather than about what would actually make people healthy.
I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform.
Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived!
Reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform.
It won't work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation; it was designed for deficit reduction.
We will have health care reform in America.
After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama.
Yes, I do agree we need health care reform;
however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people.
I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down.
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.
I think health care reform is challenging and challenged.
We will see what happens, but this is a difficult topic that touches every American family. And the more members of the Senate and the House both know about it, I think the harder it is to reach that conclusion you would like to get to.
People divide into groups where they talk to each other, but don't talk across the divide. And yet most of the challenges we face in the world today are challenges that are to do with trade, with technology, with how you make sure that people are properly educated, reform your health care system.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
What I was saying back then was that we have a lot of public health costs that taxpayers end up paying for through Medicaid, Medicare, through uncompensated care, because that was in the context of the push for health care reform and that we needed some way to try to defray those costs.
Only in America does 'health' 'care' 'reform' begin with the hiring of 16,500 new IRS agents tasked with determining whether your insurance policy merits a fine.
President Obama, through health care reform, strengthened Medicare.
How did he do that? Well, he found savings by cutting subsidies to insurance companies, ensuring we were rooting out waste and fraud, and he used those savings to put it back into Medicare.
Be careful what you say. Words do not only describe reality. Words create reality.
Challenges of historic import threaten America's future.
Action on the deficit, economy, energy, health care and much more is imperative, yet our legislative institutions fail to act. Congress must be reformed.
I believe in health care reform. I don't believe in the way this bill was passed.
Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
Stress is caused by giving a fuck.
Democrats cannot win elections without capturing the votes of independent-minded swing voters. And that is where writing off the Tea Party as a bunch of racist kooks becomes self-destructive. The Tea Party outrage over health-care reform, deficit spending and entitlements run amok is no fringe concern.
When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president. He didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically - that's not how he was raised - he cared that it was the right thing to do.
The president-elect has set a very aggressive agenda, and I think that repealing and replacing Obamacare with the kind of health care reform that'll lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government will be job one.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
I am pro-life. I am also supportive of health savings accounts, which ensure that women have the freedom to control their own health-care decisions, among numerous other reforms - like purchasing across state lines - to give Americans more control over their own health care.
One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention.
The forces that have worked hard to stoke populist anger against reform are the very ones that benefit from a health system which puts profits ahead of quality care for its patients.
Whatever we do, it is definitely time that we reboot the health care reform attempt. It's time to completely start over.
We are the ones who work every day with people who are suffering because they don't have health care. We cannot turn our backs on them, so for us, health care reform is a faith-based response to human need.