"Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens."
"Well, first let me say that I think health care reform is important. It has to be a priority. And our system is broken. The Finance Committee bill is the best effort yet, due in large measure to the efforts of my colleague, Olympia Snowe, but it's not there yet. It falls short."
"I do see women voters shifting to the Republican Party and doing so significantly. And the issue that's doing this is the fear the federal government will prevail in making the Affordable Health Care Act permanent law and how that will hurt small businesses."
"I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following."
"I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight."
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."
"Many health care providers, particularly physicians in rural and urban areas, are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates."
"While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world, low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease."
"Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business."
"We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole."