Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I ever met anybody who liked his or her plan, but that was not my experience, that was not my experience. And it was not my experience as a mother of five, who occasionally has a bad back and the rest of that. I was considered a poor risk, even though I had some resources and thought I was quite strong for having five children. But the insurance company didn’t see it that way.
Nov 15, 2013
Three years ago, I did not imagine my arm would move again. For so many days, it did not. I did exercise after exercise, day after day, until it did. I’m committed to my rehab and I’m committed to my country. And my resolution, standing with the vast majority of Americans who know we can and must be safer, is to cede no ground to those who would convince us the path is too steep, or we too weak.
Jan 07, 2014
CVS is no longer selling cigarettes. They say, 'It's the right thing to do for our customers and our company in their path for better health.' I go to CVS all the time. If they want to promote better health, maybe they should stop selling Cheese Whiz, Circus Peanuts, Little Debbie jelly rolls, and all the ingredients for meth.
Feb 05, 2014
The huge thing about mental health treatment and mental health care is that you’re encouraged to suck things up and deal…There’s a lot of attention on injury or physical problems, but when they’re invisible wounds or mental health issues, then it’s a personal issue.
Apr 06, 2014
If you are passed out drunk or if there is a gun to your head, it is the same crime. It is a crime where there is not consent. It is a felony. And we need to start making sure victims understand that, so they don’t do the self blame.
Apr 27, 2014
[Marijuana] will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point. Certainly, if more people were smoking instead of drinking - people don’t get mean on weed, don’t beat up their wives on weed, and don’t drive crazy on weed. They just get hungry, don’t go out of the house, or laugh a lot. I think it would make for a much more gentle world.
Jul 24, 2014