The Week in Words: A Medicaid debate; a stigma in Philly

A long line outside an Apple store in Beijing in October. Demand for iPhones is weaker.
A long line outside an Apple store in Beijing in October. Demand for iPhones is weaker. (ANDY WONG / AP)
Posted: January 28, 2013

"One of the greatest losses in not expanding Medicaid [is the loss of] opportunity to put together all the various pieces of the system."

- Al Black, COO, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

" . . . We cannot ignore the $4.1 billion in state-only taxpayer costs over the next eight years that could occur as a result of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania."

- Carey Miller, spokeswoman, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare.

"It's confirmation of a trend."

- Gene Munster, analyst, Piper Jaffray, regarding Apple Inc.'s earnings report, which showed weaker demand for the iPhone 5.

"The Bridesburg community has been trying for years to get away from the stigma of being the industrial wasteland of Philly . . ."

- Dan Adair, resident of Green Street, on efforts to rezone 68 acres on the Delaware River from residential to commercial.

"This is unquestionably the best all-around performance I've seen by an airline team."

- Doug Parker, CEO, US Airways Group, on fourth-quarter profit that doubled from the same period in 2012.

"Acceptance of diesel has continued to improve."

- Mike Manley, CEO, Chrysler's Jeep brand, regarding new models of diesel-powered cars.

"You would expect Google to be a key player benefiting from mobile, but that hasn't played out in the last year."

- Jordan Rowan, analyst, Stifel Nicolaus, on Google's failure to markedly grow revenues on mobile devices.

"By focusing only on costs, we will not cure Alzheimer's, we will not take care of diabetes in a way we should."

- Alex Gorsky, CEO, Johnson & Johnson, regarding higher payments for drugmakers.

"I don't hold back. She could have been called a lot less flattering term than 'wicked witch.' "

- Patrick B. Gillespie, business manager, Philadelphia Business & Construction Trades Council, regarding references to former Sunoco CEO Lynn L. Elsenhans, at a panel discussion.


Compiled from Bloomberg News, the Associated Press, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Inquirer.

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