Statements about Medicare
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."
Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
Says Illinois Democrat David Gill "would end Medicare."
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 he "will protect your guaranteed benefits" in Medicare while "Mitt Romney would take away Medicare as guaranteed benefits."
Medicare "premium support" backed by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan "is not vouchers."
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."
The "Health Care Compact bill would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program."
When Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid were created, "Republicans stood on the sidelines"
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attacked the president for "the same amount of Medicare savings that (Ryan) had in his own budget."
"Republicans would give seniors a (Medicare) voucher that limits what's covered, costing seniors as much as $6,400 more a year."
Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens
President Obama "funneled" $716 billion out of Medicare "at the expense of the elderly."
"President Obama is attacking Paul Ryan on Medicare even though it is his administration with the help of Jim Langevin who cut $716 billion from Medicare."
"In 2008, candidate Barack Obama attacked John McCain for proposing cuts to Medicare."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
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