A reasonable description
Says Republicans "have declared that they’re going to convert the Medicare program into a voucher program."
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, September 10th, 2012
Her past votes went farther
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."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 26th, 2012
A lesson in Washington linguistics
Says Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan "want to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
It may even be higher now
"A little less than 50 percent of the people in this country depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Not a great chapter in the Bain story
"While Romney was a director of the Damon Corporation, the company was defrauding Medicare of millions."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
A stretch to call it insolvent
"There was a recent report out that the premiums for Medicare and the payroll withholdings are only paying about half the program. So it is not financially solvent."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Still a government role, but Ryan plan would privatize Medicare
The Paul Ryan budget proposal would "privatize Medicare."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Much is uncertain but that is close to a CBO estimate
House Republican plan would increase costs for Oregon seniors by $6,000 with health care vouchers instead of Medicare
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, May 6th, 2011
About that, according to a CBO analysis
The Republican budget plan "says that 10 years from now, if you’re a 65-year-old who’s eligible for Medicare, you should have to pay nearly $6,400 more than you would today."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 18th, 2011
That includes a few other entitlements, too
"The American people say, don't touch Social Security, don't touch Medicare, don't cut defense. That's 84 percent of the federal budget."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 27th, 2011
He's been caught on tape saying it several times
Rand Paul "wants us to pay $2,000 just to get Medicare."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 8th, 2010
Medicare was intended to cover most elderly
"Medicare began as a public option and now holds 97 percent of the market share."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009