"Five thousand people every day lose their home because of a medical bankruptcy. Most of them had insurance."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Debbie Stabenow on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Debbie Stabenow on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Debbie Stabenow on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Debbie Stabenow 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."Debbie Stabenow on Erma Bombeck
"I think the most important issue for all of us is our economy and jobs and creating opportunities for young people to be able to get the education that you need to be able to afford to go to college."
"As Michigan's voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America."
"The concern right now is that families are paying for insurance, or getting insurance from their employer and trusting that health care will be available for their families. In too many instances now, the care they need isn't available."
"I think that we have a number of different health care challenges in our country, and certainly addressing the uninsured is one, and the second is making sure that those with health insurance actually get the care that they assume they'll have available to them if they get sick."
"The Patients' Bill of Rights is necessary to guarantee that health care will be available for those who are paying for insurance. It's a part of the overall health care picture."