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stated on February 14, 2020 in a TV interview
Says the Affordable Care Act “took money out of the Medicare trust fund.”
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.”
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."
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."
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."
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."
stated on June 30, 2019 in a TV panel
"Fifty percent of Republicans are in favor of Medicare for All."
stated on April 30, 2019 in a tweet
"The United States is the ONLY industrialized country without universal healthcare."
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."
stated on April 13, 2019 in a Tweet
"Most of home care is paid by government programs."
stated on April 11, 2019 in a town hall
"There is $50 billion a year wasted in the Medicare program."
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."
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."
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."
stated on January 31, 2019 in a Facebook post
Undocumented immigrants get Medicare for free.
stated on February 14, 2019 in an interview
Says Kamala Harris said, "We will take their (health) insurance away."
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."
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"