Statements about Medicare
Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."
A majority of Americans "since Harry Truman days" support single-payer health insurance, or "full Medicare for all."
"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "says he’ll do away with Medicare."
On support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan
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 Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."
Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."
Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."
Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."
Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens
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."
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
President Barack Obama’s health care reform "slashed $500 billion from Medicare."
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