October 22, 2006 -- "Who should be making decisions for consumers? Obviously, there's
a group of folks that feel like the government can do a better job than
the consumers themselves. We strongly believe that empowering
consumers is the appropriate way to promote quality in health care. As
a matter of fact, we will resist any changes to weaken the program."
- President Bush on Friday, urging Republican candidates
to talk up his administration's Medicare drug-benefit plan