Statements about Medicare

Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."

Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supports a plan for "privatizing Social Security."

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."

Ann McLane Kuster is "for a government takeover of health care more radical than Obamacare. And she supports a $700 billion cut to Medicare for current retirees."

Says Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."

"President Barack Obama (is) the first president in history to cut Medicare by $700 billion."

Says Bill Nelson voted to cut $700 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare.

Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."

"President Obama has worked to change Medicare for the worse" by "creating an unelected, unaccountable panel with the power to deny coverage of certain treatments."

"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.

Says Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would "eliminate the guarantee of Medicare."

Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."

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." 

Says Paul Ryan’s budget would turn Medicare into a "voucher."

Romney’s Medicare plan was estimated to "cost the average senior about $6,000 a year."

Says Barack Obama "put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they're going to receive."

Romney "would turn Medicare into a voucher program."

"On Medicare for current retirees, he's cutting $716 billion from the program."

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