"If you like the efficiency of the Post Office, the competency of FEMA, and the compassion of the IRS, you will love the nationalized health care bill."
—Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, Jan. 18, during a House debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"If we don't make changes, long waits and limited access will become much more common for patients."
—Herbert Pardes, M.D., president and CEO ofNew York-Presbyterian Hospital in a Jan. 18 Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that spending cuts would hasten the physician shortage.

"Paying health insurance premiums for deceased retirees is not a good way to spend taxpayers' money."
—New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a Jan. 3, statement after an audit revealed that 10 school districts paid $239,000 in health insurance benefits for dead or ineligible retirees.