Statements about Medicare
Says Paul Ryan’s budget would turn Medicare into a "voucher."
Says "if we do nothing and continue to let Obamacare siphon off that $700 billion dollars off the top of it, Medicare goes away in less than 10 years -- certain accounts of it -- and it just falls apart at the seams."
Says Congressman Jon Runyan has a "plan to raise Medicare costs $6,400 a year."
Says Republicans "have declared that they’re going to convert the Medicare program into a voucher program."
Says Reps. Rush Holt, Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell are "willing to jeopardize seniors’ access to coverage by gutting $741 billion from Medicare" to pay for a "big-government healthcare takeover."
"The president’s health care law raids Medicare by more than $500 billion and creates a Medicare rationing board — a group of 15 unelected bureaucrats — to slow the growth of Medicare spending."
Says "as we sit right now, Medicare, if we do nothing, will be gone in eight years, if we do nothing to it."
"The Republicans just voted last year to end Medicare."
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