"We feel that we have struck a better balance between creating a strong business case for providers who want to participate, at the same time not taking away the patient protections."
—Jonathan Blum, director of the Center for Medicare, on an Oct. 20 press call announcing regulations for the Medicare's shared savings program.

"It's outrageous and damaging to many hard-working families that the biggest corporation in America is increasing health care costs for many employees by 40 percent."
—Dan Schlademan, director of Making Change at Walmart, in a New York Times article about Walmart cutting health benefits.