"These problems are real. They are especially real for people who don't have access to care; the people who have chronic disease, the people who are literally dying because they haven't got access to a world-class system. We've got to find a way to pay for that. If we really, really understood the stakes for all of us--financially, morally, and the public health standpoint, I think we'd all want to do our part to go forth. There's a quote I like from Ralph Waldo Emerson. He said, 'What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.' I hope he's right."
--John Nelson, former President of the American Medical Association