"If we believe health care costs are crushing the economy, we ought to have a debate about how to bring costs under control. Focusing on premiums diverts attention from that debate.."
—Karen M. Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans, in a New York Times article about rising premiums.

"It is a flag we've planted that we will protect and defend. We have a plan. It's called Medicare."
—Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a Washington Post article about the looming fight over the budget deficit and entitlement reform.

"What do you call the guy who graduates last in your class at med school? Doctor."
—"The Hangover" star Ken Jeong, in a Washington Post profile about his career from physician to comedic actor.