Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Statements about Medicare

False

Evidence says Medicare benefits are stable

False

It was false when Rick Perry said it, too

Mostly False

For today's retirees, Medicare is a VERY good deal

 National Republican Senatorial Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."

— National

Half-True

An old, problematic talking point

False

A claim that gets too far afield from evidence

Mostly False

Medicare spending will go up

Ed  Gillespie

Ed Gillespie

Obamacare "cuts seniors’ Medicare."

— Virginia

False

Estimate is for future, not current, seniors

Half-True

A once-popular claim back in rotation

Mostly False

His characterization goes too far

False

Actually, we found a rare case of consistent opposition

Mostly False

Cuts only affect Medicare Advantage, and outcome won't be known for months

Mostly True

A record, since surpassed

Half-True

Chained CPI will save the government money