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The first year of the Bush administration we used up all of the surplus and ended up just with the Social Security and Medicare surplus, and each year worse than the year before.
My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare.
But here’s what I would tell people of my generation. I turn 40 this year. There isn’t going to be a Social Security. There isn’t going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn’t going to be one if we don’t make some reforms to save that program now.
A Harris poll I’ve seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
I don’t have a problem talking about Medicare or Medicaid or some other very important issue.
In terms of Medicare, I’m in favor of sitting down and having a serious discussion about the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act, health-care reform, on the cost issue and changing the fee-for-service structure.
We have got to cut the spending. We have got to fix Medicare and Social Security. And actually, if we don’t cut spending, this country is already broke. We are going off the financial cliff: the big cliff that is going to cause a total economic collapse of America.
We have to end Medicare as we know it. We have to fix it.
The federal government’s done a very good job about tying goodies to our compliance with federal programs, whether it’s the Department of Education, whether it’s Obamacare with its generous Medicare and Medicaid dollars and the like.
At the beginning of his administration, Obama homed right in on Medicare, which he wanted to fix by reducing the overall cost of health care in this country. He risked everything – some would claim he lost everything – by being so single-minded.
But, if you don’t like your current Rx coverage or don’t have any coverage to begin with, you’ll now have the choice to add this new affordable option to your current Medicare plan.
The American people I talk to don’t spend every moment thinking, ‘How can I tax my neighbor more than they’re being taxed?’ They say, ‘How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?’
We have over 100,000 bridges in this country old enough to qualify for Medicare.
America should meet its obligations in the form of Social Security, Medicare, our ability to pay our military, legally binding legislation that allows unemployment compensation, the judiciary, the federal court system, the federal prison system, all those kinds of things have to be paid for.
I know that we are supposed to believe that once voters learn the truth about medicare for all they are going to suddenly turn on it but it’s not like the scary industry talking points are a secret.
President Obama has already ended Medicare as we know it.
On Medicare, I would suggest ridding the system of fraud and bulk purchasing of prescription drugs, to begin with.
Seniors vote, and that is why we have, you know, Medicare since the 1960s for seniors, and we didn’t have a national healthcare program for children, even though it’s a lot more cost-effective to deal with children than with seniors.
I am just one of the overwhelming majority of Americans who is responsible and hard-working and at one point in their life benefited greatly from government programs such as student loans, Medicare, and Social Security.
Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation’s seniors. We’re not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal.
The nominee is Mitt Romney. Paul Ryan joins Mitt Romney. The budget plan, the approach on Medicare and all of that is going to be the Romney plan. What he has is a man as his number two who understands the details of budgets, who has demonstrated a willingness to take on tough issues.
On January 1, 2006, Medicare will begin to offer a prescription drug benefit, and for the first time, it will place an emphasis on preventive care and early treatment of disease.
Protecting Medicare and Social Security, health care, workers’ rights, and a woman’s right to choose remain top priorities for me.
Marriage equality – I think that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let’s end the drug wars. Let’s balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare.
Medicare is expensive because we spend a lot on healthcare. We spend a lot on healthcare basically just because we want to, and doing so has been very good to a lot of people who work in healthcare fields.
The Romney-Ryan plan would replace the guarantee of Medicare with a voucher that wouldn’t keep up with costs. Congressman Ryan says that he wants Medicare to be around for his grandkids. Well, if that’s the case, he had better vote for Barack Obama!
I support Medicare for all. It is my preferred policy.
Some said he couldn’t take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save Medicare and ensure no one goes broke just because they get sick.
In fact, entitlement spending on programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security make up 54% of federal spending, and spending is projected to double within the next decade. Medicare is growing by 9% annually, and Medicaid by 8% annually.
We’re the party that has fought for Medicare. We’re the party that has fought for Social Security. The Republicans have tried to privatize Social Security and voucherize Medicare.
I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare.
Have you noticed the debt is exploding? And it’s not all because of Medicare.
The real problem with big issues like Medicare is that both parties have to be brave at the same time. Every pollster will tell you not to do that to get partisan advantage. Too many people here are willing to deliberately harm the country for partisan gain. That is borderline treason.
Obamacare, without a single Republican vote, cut $700 billion out of Medicare.
If Medicare today includes Medicare supplemental, why wouldn’t Medicare for all include a Medicare supplement for all who want it?
So often, generalizations don’t apply to Catholic voters. Catholics are concerned about the war, the economy, about issues like abortion, issues pertaining to the budget and funding Medicaid and Medicare and what happens to the environment.
Most of my folks back home think Social Security and Medicare are sacred commitments stronger than the strongest contract. And yet if you look at the details here in Washington, they’re not even promises. They’re scheduled benefits. I think we need to do all that we can to make sure those benefits are real.
Nobody wants to pay higher taxes. But do you want your kids to get a good education? You have to pay for that. Do you want Medicare for senior citizens? I do. We have to pay for it.
If you take a look at Medicare, there are things we could do, not just tort reform but truly reform the whole reimbursement system which will help in terms of reducing costs and creating the right kind of incentives for savings.
We ought to have a platform to plan to save Medicare from bankruptcy.
The mortal enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who, in contempt of the plain arithmetic, continue to mislead Americans that we should change nothing.
History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work.
If Congress wants to mess with the retirement program, why don’t we let them start by changing their retirement program, and not have one, instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare.
We need a senator who fights for things like affordable health care, college and technical school, not tax cuts for wealthy donors. That doesn’t mean free college or Medicare for All, I’m against that.
What the Bronx and Queens needs is Medicare for all, tuition-free public college, a federal jobs guarantee, and criminal-justice reform.
Unlike most government programs, Social Security and, in part, Medicare are funded by payroll taxes dedicated specifically to them. Some of the tax revenue pays for current benefits; anything that’s left over goes into trust funds for the future. The programs were designed this way for political reasons.
It will already be unbelievably hard to pass Medicare for All once with a massive outside pressure campaign by an organized grassroots movement and a presidential mandate in the first 100 days of an administration.
When Republicans say, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is reduce rates,’ it would be like Democrats saying, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is provide free Medicare at age 55.’ We’d like to do that! But it won’t bring the deficit down. That’s for sure.