"It is not a violation of the privacy rule to misspell HIPAA." --Richard Campanelli, director of the HHS Office of Civil Rights, on the reasonableness of coming HIPAA enforcement.
"General Motors is not going to drop coverage, but when you get to smaller firms, there probably will be change." --Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation vice president, on the impact of his plan to end payroll and income tax exclusions for employee healthcare plan contributions.
"Conventional political thinking is largely responsible for the sorry current state of affairs in the healthcare system." --John Kitzhaber, M.D., former governor of Oregon, addressing a meeting of Association of Health Care Journalists.