"Instead of trying to help, there are predators making it worse, charging more because they know they can."
—Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during an Aug. 16 press call referencing the problem of so-called gray market vendors hiking prices on some drugs by as much as 650 percent.

"You can never truly move forward with revamping Medicare when you have this giant problem here that everybody likes to pretend doesn't exist."
—Shawn Martin, director of government relations for the American Osteopathic Association, in a PoliticoPro article about the congressional debt panel and physician reimbursement.

"We are going to see this huge onslaught of need for nurses. So we're in a blip, that's all."
—Geraldine Bednash, chief executive of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, in a Seattle Times article about health care and job creation.