Statements about Medicare
Says U.S. House candidate Carlos Curbelo "supported ending the Medicare guarantee."
"Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage are going to see an average premium increase between $50 and $90 per month."
Says Charlie Crist supports "cuts to the Medicare Advantage program."
"We are seeing dramatic rate cuts" to Medicare that will affect seniors’ ability to keep their doctor, hospital and prevention services.
Says Rick Scott "oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation’s history."
Says David Jolly "lobbied on a plan" by Rep. Paul Ryan that would turn Medicare into a voucher program.
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
Says he "opposed $716 billion cut to Medicare."
Says Bill Young "voted twice for the Ryan budget that ends the current Medicare system."
Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."
Says Bill Nelson voted to cut $700 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare.
Says Bill Nelson "cast the deciding vote for Obamacare cutting Medicare spending by $700 billion and letting an unelected board decide what gets covered here."
The Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare "does not affect" benefits for anyone 55 or older.
Says Obama puts "15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in charge of Medicare, who are required to cut Medicare ... that will lead to denied care for current seniors."
"In Florida, they're already talking about how the Ryan-Romney plan will end Medicare and replace it with a voucher."
"Under the president's plan, he cuts Medicare by $716 billion, takes that money out of the Medicare trust fund and uses it to pay for Obamacare."
Bill Nelson’s vote for the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare to pay for new government programs."
"20 million people could lose their current coverage" … "including our senior citizens who are on Medicare."
"Seniors will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare."
"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: