Quotes and Sayings about Healthcare



"What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Rights, Healthcare)

"Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Wealth, Care, Healthcare)

"Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: American, Healthcare, President, Saying)

"I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

"We must ensure that every worker has healthcare and is able to save for their retirement. We must ensure that our workers have safe and health working conditions."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Health, Healthcare, Retirement, Workers)

"Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Faith, Benefits, Healthcare, Nation, Veterans)

"But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Country, Direction, Fact, Healthcare, Months, Night)

"Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus."
- Bob Clement
(Related: Hope, Economy, Focus, Healthcare, Jobs, Wages)

"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

"I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Democrats, Healthcare)

"Clinton's attempt to socialize healthcare was the second most disgusting thing he did in the oval office. I can't remember was the first thing was."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: First, Healthcare, Office)

"In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Health, Work, Events, Healthcare, Minority, Needs)

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Financial, Building, Healthcare, Schools, Security)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not. Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?"
- Susan George
(Related: Education, Fight, Healthcare)

"We don't we agree that litigation reform to lower the cost of healthcare would be a good starting point?"
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Healthcare, Reform)

"The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Government, Healthcare, Old, Washington)

"Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Healthcare, Retirement, Wages)

"If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder."
- William Greider
(Related: Finance, Money, Country, Healthcare, Income, Wage, Will)

"Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior's healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Healthcare, Today)

"At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Health, Control, American, Disease, Healthcare, Leaders, Now, Today)

"I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Education, Money, Budgets, Economy, Example, Healthcare, Help, Will)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, America, Care, Fight, Healthcare, Past, Seriousness, Vote, Will)

"Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Financial, Americans, Attention, Healthcare, Retirement)

"Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Benefits, Healthcare, Heroes, Nation, Veterans)

"After 16 months of teaching, consulting, fellowship, and special project activities on matters ranging from conservation to healthcare to international trade, Gov. Ventura appointed me to the Minnesota Court of Appeals."
- David Minge
(Related: Conservation, Consulting, Court, Healthcare, Months, Project, Teaching, Trade)

"Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Death, Difference, Healthcare, Information, Options, Play)

"Healthcare providers will compete to offer the best record of patient safety at the lowest prices. Hospitals and patients will benefit from having accurate information about areas of excellence and areas that must be improved."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Excellence, Healthcare, Hospitals, Information, Safety, Will)

"I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose information about prices and quality of healthcare services."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Quality, Healthcare, Information, Order, President)

"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)

"Every one says: 'Listen, I'd love to reinvest. I'd love to hire people. But I have no idea what this healthcare bill is going to do to my bottom line. I have no idea what this financial reform bill is going to do... I'm not going to step out a limb and do any of those until I know what this government is going to do to me.'"
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Love, People, Idea, Financial, Healthcare, Reform)

"We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Healthcare, Now, Security)

"Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Act, Congress, Constitution, Healthcare, Legislation, Senate, Understanding, Words)

"The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan - it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Congress, Healthcare, Rest, Will)

"What we're discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: People, American, Americans, Children, Future, Tax, Healthcare, Jobs)

"Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Abuse, Healthcare)

"It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, such as water to drink and facilities for healthcare."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: People, Development, Growth, Countries, Healthcare, Potential, Water)

"One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children, does not have even basic healthcare coverage."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Americans, Children, Healthcare)

"Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Americans, Care, Faces, Healthcare, Native Americans, State)

"If you look at the studies coming out of the Congressional Budget Office, the number one thing that's going to blow a hole in the deficit as we go forward 20, 30 years is government spending on healthcare."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Government, Healthcare, Office, Years)

"The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Government, Bureaucracy, Healthcare)

"The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Government, Healthcare, Office, Post, Right)

"This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Choice, Healthcare, Jobs, Options, Public, Running, Taxes)

"Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Healthcare, Reform, Republicans, Want)

"I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Health, Time, People, Healthcare, Right)

"The future of healthcare security should include flexibility from the federal government to allow us to serve the state's most vulnerable citizens."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: Government, Flexibility, Future, Healthcare, Security, State)