I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.
For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
Twice I have lived forever in a smile.- E. E. Cummings
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea...- William Blake
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are...- James Herriot
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch ...- Clarence Darrow
The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.- Shakti Gawain
Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
The criteria for serving one’s country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their s*xual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion.
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