Latest Fact-checks in Medicare Joe Biden stated on October 9, 2020 in a TV campaign ad: Says Donald Trump “is pushing to slash Medicare benefits." Donald Trump stated on September 30, 2020 in a rally: Says Joe Biden is a socialist. Donald Trump stated on September 16, 2020 in a campaign ad: Says Joe Biden “tried to cut Social Security and Medicare for decades. … Now Biden’s promising your benefits to illegal immigrants.” Mark Kelly stated on September 2, 2020 in campaign website: Says Sen. Martha McSally “supported a plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program and ‘shift costs’ onto seniors” and “even supported raising the retirement age.” Eugene DePasquale stated on August 8, 2020 in a tweet: Says Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral “could leave American workers liable for thousands of dollars during tax season and could potentially leave programs like Social Security and Medicare weakened.” Priorities USA Action stated on May 19, 2020 in in a TV and digital ad: Says President Donald Trump is trying to make $451 billion in Medicare cuts "in the middle of a deadly pandemic." Facebook posts stated on April 27, 2020 in a Facebook post: Hospitals get paid $750 for patients who die from the flu, $17,500 for COVID-19. Andrew Cuomo stated on April 12, 2020 in a tweet: “Some states, like Montana and Nebraska, are getting more than $300,000 in federal stimulus money per reported COVID-19 case. New York is the hardest-hit state and yet we are getting only about $12,000 per case.” Facebook posts stated on April 10, 2020 in a Facebook post: Hospitals get paid more to list patients as COVID-19. Daniel Lipinski stated on February 14, 2020 in a TV interview: Says the Affordable Care Act “took money out of the Medicare trust fund.” Bernie Sanders stated on February 15, 2020 in a speech in Las Vegas: Says Mike Bloomberg “opposed modest proposals during Barack Obama’s presidency to raise taxes on the wealthy, while advocating for cuts to Medicare and Social Security.” Bernie Sanders stated on January 7, 2020 in newsletter from the Bernie Sanders campaign: "In 2018, Biden lauded Paul Ryan for proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare." Bloggers stated on December 23, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar vowed "to remove senior’s ‘entitlements,’ Social Security/Medicare." Florida Democratic Party stated on September 30, 2019 in a tweet: "$575 billion cut from Medicare in Trump’s proposed 2020 budget." Tim Hugo stated on September 10, 2019 in a campaign mailer.: Dan Helmer "believes in abolishing our private insurance system." Priorities USA Action stated on July 23, 2019 in a digital ad: "Trump wants to cut (Medicare) just to pay for tax breaks to billionaires." Bernie Sanders stated on July 17, 2019 in a speech at George Washington University: With Medicare for All, "study after study has shown that ... the average middle-class families will save $3,000 each and every year on their health care bills." Jess McIntosh stated on June 30, 2019 in a TV panel: "Fifty percent of Republicans are in favor of Medicare for All." Mark Pocan stated on April 30, 2019 in a tweet: "The United States is the ONLY industrialized country without universal healthcare." Greg Steube stated on May 28, 2019 in a press release: "It’s estimated that in 2018 alone, dead people received $1 billion in benefits from Medicare, Medicaid, social security payments, and federal pensions." John Delaney stated on April 13, 2019 in a Tweet: "Most of home care is paid by government programs." Tim Ryan stated on April 11, 2019 in a town hall: "There is $50 billion a year wasted in the Medicare program." Joe Biden stated on March 12, 2019 in a speech to the International Association of Fire Fighters: The Trump budget "cuts $845 billion, almost a trillion dollar cut in Medicare." Julián Castro stated on March 12, 2019 in a tweet: Says President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget "slashes investments in health care to pay for tax cuts to billionaires." Bernie Sanders stated on February 25, 2019 in a CNN town hall event: Says President Donald Trump "came forth with a budget — a trillion dollar cut in Medicaid, $500 billion to Medicare, and $72 billion for the Social Security Disability Fund." Facebook posts stated on January 31, 2019 in a Facebook post: Undocumented immigrants get Medicare for free. Cory Gardner stated on February 14, 2019 in an interview: Says Kamala Harris said, "We will take their (health) insurance away." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated on December 2, 2018 in a tweet: "$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon." Dale Kooyenga stated on November 7, 2018 in a radio interview: Wisconsin has "the number one health care system in the country. Everyone in poverty now has health care" Gwen Moore stated on November 8, 2018 in a TV interview: "We have lost over $1 billion in not taking the Medicaid expansion money, only to insure fewer people."