"A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Barbara Mikulski on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Barbara Mikulski on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Barbara Mikulski on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Barbara Mikulski on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Barbara Mikulski on Erma Bombeck
"Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families."
"Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace."