Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Statements about Medicare

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

Estimate is for future, not current, seniors

Half-True

A once-popular claim back in rotation

Half-True

The numbers on but intent is off

 National Republican Congressional Committee

National Republican Congressional Committee

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

— National

Mostly True

Experts debate "voucher" definition

Half-True

Slows Medicare spending, doesn't slash funds

Mostly True

One of several directors

True

Wyden worked with Ryan but doesn't endorse latest plan

Half-True

A guarantee today in some ways, not others