Statements about Medicare
"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."
"While Romney was a director of the Damon Corporation, the company was defrauding Medicare of millions."
"In the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it was the Democrats who cut $500 billion from Medicare. And they also put in place the Independent Payment Advisory Board, 15 unelected bureaucrats, which will be making decisions about health care for our seniors and for all Americans."
"Congressman Bill Young voted to cut taxes for millionaires and end your Medicare."
"Obamacare cuts $500 billion in future Medicare funding in order to fund the new constitutionally questionable government mandate, even going so far as to scuttle Medicare's most popular (and successful) part, Medicare Advantage."
"No one thought we could get a bipartisan bill (Medicaid) passed. We did in the Florida Senate."
"The only people in this town that have voted to cut Medicare spending are the people who voted in favor of Obamacare. That’s a fact."
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