"It worries me about our unwillingness to really address reforms and modernization in Medicare. This thing was designed 37 years ago. It has not evolved to keep pace with current medical technology."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."John Sununu on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."John Sununu on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."John Sununu on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."John Sununu 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."John Sununu on Erma Bombeck
"Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified."
"The American formula for creating business is not to have the government create business."
"Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution."
"The Internet creates as well as destroys. Social networks, search advertising, and cloud computing are multibillion dollar industries that didn't exist 10 years ago. They are products of the same force that has rendered the Postal Service's core business obsolete."
"Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation."