"Don't give children lollipops after their visit. Give them fruit instead."
—Priya Heatherley, senior project director for the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, speaking at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum about small steps doctors can take to combat childhood obesity and promote nutrition.

"No specifically constitutional authority exists to mandate the purchase of health insurance."
—U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson in his Dec. 13 ruling declaring the health reform law's mandate that people buy health insurance unconstitutional.

"We have been accused of being opportunistic, and we are. That's what we do and we will continue to do it."
—Community Health System Inc. CEO Wayne Smith on a Dec. 10 conference call after his company bid $3.3 billion to buy Tenet Healthcare Corp.