“If you're sitting at a table negotiating in good faith, then you probably don't send out mailers saying, ‘Help me stop Obama-care.' That's just common sense.” The actions of GOP Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Chuck Grassley of Iowa “suggested they don't want to participate” in bipartisan talks. “They're satisfied with the status quo. We are not.”
—White House senior adviser David Axelrod in the Wall Street Journal on Senate healthcare bill negotiations in the Senate.
“That's a big hit. For public-sector employers, for private-sector employers and for individuals who are paying their own premiums for themselves and their families.”
—Judy Darcy, a spokeswoman for the Hospital Employees' Union, in the Globe and Mail on the news that after seven years of unchanged fees, premiums for provincial healthcare coverage in British Columbia, Canada, will increase about 6% in January.