Statements about Medicare

Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."

A majority of Americans "since Harry Truman days" support single-payer health insurance, or "full Medicare for all."  

"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.

"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."

"Medicare has spent $172 million on penis pumps in the last five years at $360 a pop."

"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 Tom Cotton’s vote in Congress to change Medicare "will increase out-of-pocket expenses for every senior in Arkansas."

"Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows.

Obamacare includes a "$700 billion cut from Medicare for seniors."

Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "supports a plan that would end Medicare as we know it."

Says David Jolly "lobbied on a plan" by Rep. Paul Ryan that would turn Medicare into a voucher program.

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

"Medicare costs have slowed down dramatically. In fact, the first two months of this fiscal year, Medicare costs were down even in nominal terms relative to the previous year."

"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 Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."

Says Mark Pryor "cut Medicare to pay for Obamacare."

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