It's actually shoring up Medicare's finances
"Because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Not a shred of evidence to support this claim
"Lindsay Parkhurst wants to take away programs like Social Security and Medicare that seniors have earned throughout their lifetimes."
— Politifact Illinois on Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Email is wrong--and gives dangerous advice
"Under the Affordable Care Act, anyone on Medicare who is admitted to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill. Medicare won't pay a cent."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Ring out the wrong, ring in the ... wrong
New tax increases that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, "all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 5th, 2015
No evidence it's anywhere near that high
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, January 20th, 2014
Viral email from 2009 lives on and on and on
Says "At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment" under Affordable Care Act.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Recycled claim long ago debunked
Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Only in bizarro world
Says Illinois Democrat David Gill "would end Medicare."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 28th, 2012
An old line of attack
Says Reps. Rush Holt, Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell are "willing to jeopardize seniors’ access to coverage by gutting $741 billion from Medicare" to pay for a "big-government healthcare takeover."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Wrong in 2009, 2010, 2011 and today
Medicare insurance premiums will be rising to "$120.20 per month in 2013 and $247.00 per month in 2014."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Lie of year reprise
Says GOP U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin "voted twice to end Medicare."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, June 25th, 2012
Scaring seniors again
"20 million people could lose their current coverage" … "including our senior citizens who are on Medicare."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
The evidence is not even close
President Barack Obama is "ending Medicare as we know it."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Same old song, another sour note
An independent payment advisory board created by the health care reform law "can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, March 19th, 2012
This song is badly off key
"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Making up numbers
Medicare monthly premiums will go up to $104.20 in 2012 and $247.00 in 2014 due to "provisions incorporated in the Obamacare legislation, purposely delayed so as not to 'confuse' the 2012 re-election campaigns."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Many ways to see them: County fairs, coffees, Rotary meetings, and ... town hall meetings
"(U.S. Reps.) Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble are … shutting down town hall meetings, or making their constituents pay to attend them."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Evidence is lacking
Says state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf wants to "eliminate Medicare" as we know it.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Ryan would change Medicare, not end health care
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan promised to "end health care for our seniors."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 10th, 2011
Don't break open the piggy bank!
"Seniors will have to find $12,500 for health care because Republicans voted to end Medicare."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011