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“I’m sure it’s tempt­ing for those who have stood against re­form and progress from the be­gin­ning to see this as a chance to rip Oba­macare apart. The irony of ob­ject­ing to the de­lay of a pro­gram you’ve been try­ing to stop is, no doubt, lost on this room.”

—Rep. Jim McDer­mott (D-Wash.) to the House Sub­com­mit­tee on Health on the em­ployer man­date de­lay

“The RUC is re­ally just a gi­ant ca­bal run by the AMA. A pri­vate trade as­so­ci­a­tion should not have that sort of con­trol over the big­gest spend­ing ac­count in the govern­ment. It’s an out­ra­geous trav­esty of democ­racy.”

—Thomas Scully, for­mer head of the CMS un­der for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush, in a Wash­ing­ton Monthly story about the Spe­cialty So­ci­ety Rel­a­tive Value Scale Up­date Com­mit­tee

“You have to take away the ob­sta­cles, and co­pays are an ob­sta­cle.”

—An­namarie D’Souza, vice pres­i­dent of com­pen­sa­tion and ben­e­fits for Hanesbrands, which opened a clinic at its head­quar­ters in Win­ston-Salem, N.C., in the Wall Street Jour­nal

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