Latest True Fact-checks in Medicare Mark Pocan stated on April 30, 2019 in a tweet: "The United States is the ONLY industrialized country without universal healthcare." Stacey Evans stated on June 12, 2017 in a campaign video: "I helped win one of the biggest private lawsuits against Medicare fraud in history. The government declined to pursue the case, so my firm did, and we recovered $324 million for taxpayers." Tammy Baldwin stated on January 5, 2017 in a tweet: The federal government is prohibited "from negotiating lower prescription drug prices for our senior citizens." Peter Orszag stated on December 15, 2013 in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": "Medicare costs have slowed down dramatically. In fact, the first two months of this fiscal year, Medicare costs were down even in nominal terms relative to the previous year." Steve Israel stated on November 6, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC: "Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out." Ted Poe stated on April 25, 2013 in an interview on Fox Business Network: Says new Medicare billing guidelines "have nine codes for (injuries by) turkeys." Joe Biden stated on October 11, 2012 in a debate in Danville, Ky.: "There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan. Bill Clinton stated on September 5, 2012 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.: Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attacked the president for "the same amount of Medicare savings that (Ryan) had in his own budget." Tammy Baldwin stated on August 15, 2012 in an interview: Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens Mitt Romney stated on August 26, 2012 in a campaign ad: "In 2008, candidate Barack Obama attacked John McCain for proposing cuts to Medicare." Stephanie Cutter stated on August 12, 2012 in an interview on "Face the Nation": Says Paul Ryan's budget relies on the same $700 billion in savings from Medicare that Mitt Romney and other Republicans have been attacking Democrats about. Barack Obama stated on March 20, 2012 in a web video ad: President Barack Obama "reduced the cost of prescription drugs for nearly 3.6 million Americans in 2011." Kurt Schrader stated on February 2, 2012 in congressional website : In just a few decades, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, other mandatory spending programs, and paying interest due on the debt will eclipse our entire budget. Bob Corker stated on November 8, 2011 in a USA Today column.: A typical married couple "will contribute $119,000" into Medicare but will "receive $357,000 in Medicare benefits over their lifetimes." Suzanne Bonamici stated on January 10, 2012 in a debate: "My opponent on day one of this campaign attacked me on Medicare and Medicare Advantage and that claim was found to be False." Rob Portman stated on November 1, 2011 in a congressional hearing: "A couple retiring today will pay about $119,000 in lifetime Medicare taxes and receive about $357,000 in lifetime Medicare benefits. ... about 3 bucks in benefits for every dollar in taxes." Ron Paul stated on July 16, 2011 in an interview with the 'Telegraph': "When the Republicans were in charge, they actually expanded government health care with the prescription drug program." Tim Ryan stated on May 24, 2011 in a speech in the House of Representatives: The average person "will pay $6,000 more a year" under Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal. Janice Hahn stated on June 7, 2011 in a TV ad: Says Craig Huey called Planned Parenthood a "murder mill." David Stockman stated on May 1, 2011 in an interview on 'This Week with Christiane Amanpour': Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal cuts "nothing" from Medicare, Social Security or defense in the next two to three years, and "in three years, he does not cut one dime from the debt." Eric Cantor stated on April 27, 2011 in a TV appearance.: "You’ve got each day 10,000 new seniors, baby boomers, becoming eligible for the entitlement programs." Paul Krugman stated on April 18, 2011 in a newspaper column: "Large majorities" of the public "oppose major changes to Medicare" and favor higher taxes on the wealthy. Rand Paul stated on February 14, 2011 in an interview on Fox Business News: The federal government "can cut all of the non-military discretionary spending and not balance the budget." Barack Obama stated on June 13, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio: "When he was asked a few years ago whether he could see himself lifting the cap on the payroll tax, (McCain) said, 'I could.' But today he's attacking me for holding the very same position."