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 Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
Says Mark Pryor "cut Medicare to pay for Obamacare."
"Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out."
The federal health care law raises taxes and cuts Medicare.
"At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls."
"In his book, (Ken) Cuccinelli questions whether Medicare and Social Security should exist."
"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.
"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."
Says "At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment" under Affordable Care Act.
Says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told insurance companies "they couldn't inform their policyholders of what they thought the impact of Obamacare would be on them."
Says new Medicare billing guidelines "have nine codes for (injuries by) turkeys."
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
"Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of (Medicare’s) health care costs."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "says he’ll do away with Medicare."
Says Mitt Romney "was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare."
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
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