"I cannot tell you how much the physicians I work with hate surprises."
Steve Margolis, M.D., a healthcare technology consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
"I wonder how anybody who doesn't have a doctor in the family can get halfway decent treatment in this country."
N. Marcus Thygeson, M.D., medical director of consumer-driven health plan Definity Health, St. Louis Park, Minn.
"The nation was watching Texas, and Texas showed how to do things right."
AMA President Donald Palmisano, M.D., commenting on Texas voters' narrow approval on Sept. 13 of a constitutional amendment allowing a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages for malpractice lawsuits