Trump and Price at odds
Says Donald Trump campaigned on not cutting Medicare and Social Security, but his nominee for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, "made his career on cutting Medicare and Medicaid."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Not a weak point
Says Marco Rubio "said Social Security and Medicare have ‘weakened us as a people.’ "
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Pence isn't gung-ho about federal health care
"Mike Pence voted against expanding the Children’s Health Insurance program, which Hillary helped to start."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 8th, 2016
GOP label of 'premium supports' differs little from voucher
Says Ron Johnson voted to turn Medicare "into a voucher program."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 10th, 2016
Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 19th, 2014
Yeah, this happened
"Medicare has spent $172 million on penis pumps in the last five years at $360 a pop."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, March 24th, 2014
A record, since surpassed
Says Rick Scott "oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation’s history."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Entitlements are big debt drivers
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Experts debate "voucher" definition
Says Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Taxes, yes, but a complicated picture on Medicare
The federal health care law raises taxes and cuts Medicare.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
More people have opinions on Obamacare than Part D
"At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 4th, 2013
At the high end of estimates, he's right
"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Updated with new ruling: Second letter threatened regulatory action
Says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told insurance companies "they couldn't inform their policyholders of what they thought the impact of Obamacare would be on them."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
A projection, not a certainty
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Plenty of cuts, but growth overall
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Cuts target waste and their impact is unsettled
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, January 4th, 2013
One of several directors
Says Mitt Romney "was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare."
— Politifact National on Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Congressional Research Service study documented cuts
Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
It's generally a voucher
Says Paul Ryan’s budget would turn Medicare into a "voucher."
— Politifact New Jersey on Friday, October 5th, 2012
A familiar, pretty accurate refrain
Romney "would turn Medicare into a voucher program."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012