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National Health Care Quotes


"I fully support a national health care program for the U.S." - Andrew Weil

"Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue, and resolving it requires a national commitment not just on health care but also border control, law enforcement and other resources." - Jon Kyl

"Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care." - Paul Farmer

"The current lack of a national standard for operators of medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment poses a hazard to American patients and jeopardizes quality health care." - Charles W Pickering

"I'm thinking of writing a book on national health care. It will be 2,000 pages, and you'll have two hours to read it." - Ann Coulter

"Yes, everyone deserves to have national health care in a great nation such as ours. We just need to find ways to do it and not be overtaxed." - John Paul Dejoria

"The national debate on health care once centered on improving access to quality care, yet the effect of Obamacare will be the exact opposite, resulting in the shameful degradation of care for the neediest individuals." - Fred Upton

"I get terrific health care." - Noam Chomsky

"I received free health care." - J K Rowling

"Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage." - John Shadegg

"Republicans do actually care about health care. They just don't care about government-run health care." - Greg Gutfeld

"Health care is not just another commodity. It is not a gift to be rationed based on the ability to pay. It is time to make universal health insurance a national priority, so that the basic right to health care can finally become a reality for every American." - Edward Kennedy

"We have to develop a strong economic message which says every American is entitled to health care through a national health care program. And we're not going to allow these large corporations to push through trade agreements which allow them to throw Americans out on the street and run to China." - Bernie Sanders

"One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality." - Allen West

"The national debate on health-care reform wildly misses the mark, with Democrats and Republicans alike arguing about who's going to pay rather than about what would actually make people healthy." - T. Colin Campbell

"When people see the budget, they're going to say, 'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense." - John Breaux

"It's not logical that we boast the most advanced and powerful internationally integrated economy in the world, then claim organizational incompetence and poverty when it comes to creating and funding a national health care system for all Americans." - Jesse Jackson, Jr.

"People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care." - Tom Daschle

"You all know my commitment to the National Health Service. While I am Secretary of State, the NHS will never be fragmented, privatised or undermined. I am personally committed to an NHS which gives equal access, and excellent care." - Andrew Lansley

"Whether the task is fixing health care, upgrading K-12 education, bolstering national security, or a host of other missions, the U.S. is better at patching problems than fixing them." - Louis V Gerstner Jr

"Americans have long trusted the views of Democrats on the environment, the economy, education, and health care, but national security is the one matter about which Republicans have maintained what political scientists call 'issue ownership.'" - Samantha Power

"When people see the budget, they're going to say, 'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'" - John Breaux

"The national debt will have increased by approximately 50% in just eight years! We will have created a new unfunded entitlement - disability and health care benefits for the huge number of disabled veterans returning from the Iraq war." - Joseph Stiglitz

"Our health care is rationed by wealth." - Noam Chomsky

"I believe in health care reform." - Joe Manchin

"Capitalism can't deliver decent health care." - Timothy Noah

"My background is in health care." - Bobby Jindal

"Health care should be affordable for everyone." - Ed Pastor

"Is it just a coincidence that as the portion of our income spent on food has declined, spending on health care has soared? In 1960 Americans spent 17.5 percent of their income on food and 5.2 percent of national income on health care. Since then, those numbers have flipped: Spending on food has fallen to 9.9 percent, while spending on heath care has climbed to 16 percent of national income. I have to think that by spending a little more on healthier food we could reduce the amount we have to spend on heath care." - Michael Pollan

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." - Barack Obama

"I'm not saying we don't need health care reform. We do need health care reform." - Jim Renacci

"I entered the health care debate in response to a statement in the United States press in summer 2009 which claimed the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed me off, were I a British citizen. I felt compelled to make a statement to explain the error." - Stephen Hawking

"Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable." - Elizabeth Edwards

"After 9/11, I went to work with Republican mayor, governor and president to rebuild New York and to get health care for our first responders who were suffering because they had run toward danger and gotten sickened by it. Hundreds of thousands of National Guard and Reserve members have health care because of work that I did, and children have safer medicines because I was able to pass a law that required the dosing to be more carefully done." - Hillary Clinton

"If they were going to go to London or to the UK to find out how health care is, national health care doesn't work, all they have to do is go to the Soviet Union to find out how communism and socialism didn't work, but it hasn't dissuaded them from trying it here because they think the only thing that hasn't happened is the right people haven't tried it with the proper funding." - Rush Limbaugh

"We're all gonna be gay if we get health care!" - Bill Maher

"General Motors spends more on health care than steel" - Kathleen Sebelius

"So much for Obama's promise of 'quality, affordable health care.'" - Deroy Murdock

"We should be worrying about Wall Street - run health care." - Wendell Potter

"Health care is a right, not a privilege." - Edward Kennedy

"The market alone can't solve our health-care woes." - Barack Obama

"The patient is the nucleus of the health care system." - Paul Ryan

"Health care costs are eating the Defense Department alive." - Robert M Gates

"All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care." - Christopher Dodd

"We will have health care reform in America." - Dick Durbin

"The quality of health care in Canada is excellent." - Michael Douglas

"Every child in America deserves high-quality health care." - Nancy Johnson

"I believe health care is a civil right." - Dennis Kucinich

"Frankly, health care and politics are 'inextricably intertwined.'" - Angela Braly

"Whole Foods has a good health care plan." - John Mackey

"I believe in campaigning for health care, not warfare." - Mimi Kennedy

"General Motors spends more on health care than steel." - Kathleen Sebelius

"The consumer is really underutilized in health care." - Anne Wojcicki

"Make health care a right, not a privilege." - Ed Pastor

"I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor, but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care" - James Q Wilson

"In order to have good health care you need a patient and you need a health care provider." - Benjamin Carson

"Health care - we need health care for our people. We need a good - Obamacare is a disaster." - Donald Trump

"The health care is going to be less money, and we're going to have much better health care." - Donald Trump

"I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor, but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care." - James Q Wilson

"If we take care of our mental health like our dental health; we'll be ok." - Howie Mandel

"Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance." - Dennis Kucinich

"We have to remember, lefts are the people who created unsustainable national debt, unsustainable health insurance, health care, unsustainable college tuition and debt, unsustainable social welfare programs. Everything the left creates is unsustainable, it can't go on. Everything they create will eventually implode because it can't work as they designed it. Nothing they do is sustainable. That's the great irony. But they claim to know how to sustain life as we know it." - Rush Limbaugh

"[The stimulus bill funds] a bureaucratic structure for the government to begin rationing the health care of the American people. They can then lead a national, populist, grassroots movement to force Congress to pass the bill, and President Obama to sign it, educating the public along way about the intractable problems of socialized medicine." - Peter Ferrara

"We have arrived at socialized medicine in America. I do not report this as either a good or bad event but simply as something that has happened with hardly anyone realizing it. This is the first result - and probably the most important - of the national health care debate launched last week by President Clinton. Our politics and economy will never again be the same." - Robert J. Samuelson

"The pupil's imagination is 'schooled' to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work." - Ivan Illich

"Our health-care morass is like the problems of global warming and the national debt - the kind of vast policy failure that is far easier to get into than to get out of. Americans say that they want leaders who will take on these problems." - Atul Gawande

"Obama seemed poised to realign American politics after his stunning 2008 victory. But the economy remains worse than even the administration's worst-case scenarios, and the long legislative battles over health care reform, financial services reform and the national debt and deficit have taken their toll. Obama no longer looks invincible." - Dee Dee Myers

"Health care costs are on the rise because the consumers are not involved in the decision-making process. Most health care costs are covered by third parties. And therefore, the actual user of health care is not the purchaser of health care. And there's no market forces involved with health care." - George W Bush

"Last night, John McCain said that under the Democratic health care plan, a bureaucrat would stand between you and your doctor, as opposed to the Republican health care plan, where an accountant would stand between you and your health care." - Jay Leno

"We can only imagine what would happen to our health care and to the quality of our health care here in North Dakota if we took the federal government out of health care." - Heidi Heitkamp

"Reducing health costs and increasing access to health care are worthy goals that every Member of Congress should support." - Jim McCrery

"Under President Obama's new health care law, Medicaid will become a very different health coverage program than first envisioned." - Fred Upton

"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

"Health care for everybody, by making it illegal not to have health care. It's so simple, why didn't we think of this before?" - Tim Slagle

"I don't believe in all this public-funded health care, we can't afford it. If you want health care, you pay for it." - Rob Ford

"The Federal role in overcoming barriers to needed health care should emphasize health care financing programs-such as Medicare and Medicaid." - Gerald R Ford

"If you like your doctor or health care provider, you can keep them. If you like your health care plan, you can keep that too." - Barack Obama

"I do' believe in all this public-funded health care, we ca' afford it. If you want health care, you pay for it." - Rob Ford

"I believe health care is a basic right. If education - you're entitled to an education, why wouldn't you be entitled to adequate health care? Period." - Joe Biden

"If we greatly expanded primary health care, lower the cost of prescription drugs, we take a giant step forward in lowering health care costs in America." - Bernie Sanders

"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone." - Russ Feingold

"We want to make sure that we incentivize the health care system to be designed to provide you the best quality health care possible." - Valerie Jarrett

"Truly affordable but high-quality health care tools and services are the only means by which quality health care can be provided to all." - Muhammad Yunus

"I don't think it's government's job to find health care for people. I think it's the individual's job to find health care." - Ted Cruz

"If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach." - Bernie Sanders

"If the government controls your health care, the government controls you. Obamacare was never about health care. It was about government power, dependency, and control." - Monica Crowley

"As Congress focuses on comprehensive health care reform, one thing needs to be clear: We cannot fix health care if we do not address America's nursing shortage." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"I believe we can incentivize more affordable health care in general by better regulating insurance and creating meaningful competition for health care services." - Amy Klobuchar

"We need a cost-effective, high-quality health care system, guaranteeing health care to all of our people as a right." - Hillary Clinton

"To argue that universal health care would wreck the U.S. lead in cancer survival, you'd have to argue that universal health care would wreck the entire U.S. economy." - Timothy Noah

"Discussions of health care in the U.S. usually focus on insurance companies, but, whatever their problems, they're not the main driver of health-care inflation: providers are." - James Surowiecki

"True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal." - Mehmet Oz

"If people envisage me in the Senate they might think of me as someone who would emulate Paul Wellstone, fighting for the issues he fought for. He was a good friend of mine.We'll be trying to do a couple of things. One is fighting for national health care. Another is fighting to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, and changing our trade policies." - Bernie Sanders

"Donald Trump refused to outline a health care plan. And they just kind of moved on, instead of pressing him on it. He gave a ridiculous answer on the national debt. And they moved on without pressing him on it.No other candidate could have gotten away with that. So, I think there's a weird bias here in the media rooting for Donald Trump, because they know he's the easiest Republican to beat." - Marco Rubio

"And please, please, lets us put mental health back on the top of our national agenda, our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions." - Hillary Clinton

"I think the gap between the rich and the poor is a dangerous phenomenon in Russia and it needs the attention of the state. The only reasonable way to correct the situation today is not to go after big businesses, but to give breathing room to medium and small businesses. That means protecting citizens and small entrepreneurs from arbitrary rule and from corruption. It means investing the revenues from the national natural resources into the national infrastructure, education and health care. And we must learn to do so without shameful theft and embezzlement." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"I am very concerned about the fact that India as a country does not have a national health system, and I am determined to try and influence the government to really build a national health system for the country." - Kiran Mazumdarshaw

"If you want to look at a purely socialized health care, you would have to go to the United States, where we have it. In particular, that's the system we reserve for our veterans. So if I hear politicians run down socialized medicine - and I have done that before the Congress - I say: Do you hate your veterans? Why do you reserve purely socialized medicine - there's only the U.S. and Cuba that have that - for the veterans? So getting the terms right would be very, very helpful in our national conversation on health reform." - Uwe Reinhardt

"What we have in the United States is not so much a health-care system as a disease-care system." - Edward Kennedy

"With more than 1,300 sites of care, VA operates the largest integrated health care system in the county" - Bob Filner

"What we have in the United States is not so much a health-care system as a disease-care system." - Ted Kennedy

"Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery." - Ivan Illich

"With more than 1,300 sites of care, VA operates the largest integrated health care system in the county." - Bob Filner

"Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system." - Tom Harkin

"I hope the new health care exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act will provide some help." - Laurence Kotlikoff

"I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." - Loni Anderson

"ObamaCare is to health care as a fart is to an elevator." - Greg Gutfeld

"2,074 pages isn't nearly enough to cover health care for America." - Dennis Kucinich

"By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care" - George W Bush

"Republicans are taking the defeat over Health Care as well as Tiger Woods took to marriage." - Bill Maher

"Militarism is in direct competition with people's needs for food, health care, and environmental protection." - Petra Kelly

"Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy." - Robert Hall

"Starbucks now spends more on health care than it does on coffee beans." - Will Marshall

"The most underutilized resource in all of health care is the patient." - Dave Debronkart

"[The Democrats'] vision for the future: socialized medicine and Washington-run health care." - Pete Sessions

"[The Clinton health care initiative is] washed-over old-time bureaucratic liberalism, or centralized bureaucratic socialism." - Newt Gingrich

"We will push through health care reform regardless of the views of the American people." - Jay Rockefeller

"The care of the public health is the first duty of the statesman." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Health care is not a commodity or privilege, but a human right." - Julio Frenk

"What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options [in health care]." - Stephen Harper

"Exercise freaks...are the ones putting stress on the health care system." - Rush Limbaugh

"Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say "health care"; that's an intention, not an objective." - Peter Drucker

"In 2001, America 's hospitals provided nearly $21 billion in uncompensated health care services" - Gary Miller

"Take care of your health, that it may serve you to serve God." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Free education and health care are essential for the welfare of the population." - Jose Ramos-Horta

"If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly." - Alan Grayson

"I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer, universal health care plan" - Barack Obama

"The health care problem is not solved in the white house, its solved in YOUR HOUSE" - Tony Horton

"I credit chiropractic care for maintaining my health to keep up the pace of my career." - Jane Russell

"At least 25% of the money Americans spend on health care is wasted." - Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

"The good things in life are free, except for health care, and electricity." - Dov Davidoff

"Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation." - Marc Andreessen

"Mr. Trump's a good man, but he doesn't know much about the health care system." - Joe Biden

"We're gonna have a much better health care plan at much less money." - Donald Trump

"I wanna give great health care at a much lower cost than Obamacare." - Donald Trump

"On health care, your freedom to choose your own doctor, without Obamacare." - Ted Cruz

"We need human security: food, education, health care for our children." - Mairead Corrigan

"Of course their [Cuba's] economy is terrible, but they have Health Care and education." - Bernie Sanders

"If I could snap my fingers and import France's health care system today, I'd do it." - Kevin Drum

"As progressives we believe in affordable health care for all Americans." - Barack Obama

"It's almost selfishness, taking care of your mental health. You can't just not do it." - Roz Chast

"Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over Care of it." - Benjamin Franklin

"I didn't really care about my physical health; I only cared about what was on screen." - Nicole Kidman

"I did not run for this office to get health care benefits." - Steve Kagen

"Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say health care; that's an intention, not an objective." - Peter Drucker

"When women take care of their health they become their own best friend." - Maya Angelou

"I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so." - Stephen Hawking

"Universal coverage, not medical technology, is the foundation of any caring health care system." - Richard Lamm

"It is my passionate belief that we can all have better health care through rationing." - Richard Lamm

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." - Martin Luther King, Jr.



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