Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in Medicare Joe Biden stated on August 29, 2023 in a speech at the White House: “According to the Congressional Budget Office,” the Inflation Reduction Act “will save the federal government $160 billion over the next 10 years because Medicare will be paying less for the prescription drugs they’re making available to seniors.” Val Demings stated on October 31, 2022 in a campaign ad: Sen. Marco Rubio "helped write the law to raise prescription prices." Maggie Hassan stated on October 19, 2022 in an ad: "Don Bolduc wants to cut trillions from Medicare and end Social Security." Joe Biden stated on September 13, 2022 in Public statement: Says Ron Johnson "wants to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every single year." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated on November 7, 2020 in a Tweet: “Every single swing-seat House Democrat who endorsed #MedicareForAll won re-election or is on track to win re-election. Every. Single. One.” Mark Kelly stated on September 2, 2020 in campaign website: Says Sen. Martha McSally “supported a plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program and ‘shift costs’ onto seniors” and “even supported raising the retirement age.” Eugene DePasquale stated on August 8, 2020 in a tweet: Says Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral “could leave American workers liable for thousands of dollars during tax season and could potentially leave programs like Social Security and Medicare weakened.” Andrew Cuomo stated on April 12, 2020 in a tweet: “Some states, like Montana and Nebraska, are getting more than $300,000 in federal stimulus money per reported COVID-19 case. New York is the hardest-hit state and yet we are getting only about $12,000 per case.” Greg Steube 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." John Delaney stated on April 13, 2019 in a Tweet: "Most of home care is paid by government programs." Tim Ryan stated on April 11, 2019 in a town hall: "There is $50 billion a year wasted in the Medicare program." Gwen Moore stated on November 8, 2018 in a TV interview: "We have lost over $1 billion in not taking the Medicaid expansion money, only to insure fewer people." Charles Schumer stated on January 3, 2017 in an interview on MSNBC: 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." Patrick Murphy stated on October 26, 2016 in a Florida Senate debate: Says Marco Rubio "said Social Security and Medicare have ‘weakened us as a people.’ " Howard Dean stated on July 26, 2016 in in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: "Mike Pence voted against expanding the Children’s Health Insurance program, which Hillary helped to start." Democratic Party of Wisconsin stated on May 4, 2016 in a radio ad: Says Ron Johnson voted to turn Medicare "into a voucher program." Ron Johnson stated on December 11, 2014 in an interview: Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated." Ilyse Hogue stated on March 12, 2014 in an interview on "The Daily Show": "Medicare has spent $172 million on penis pumps in the last five years at $360 a pop." Florida Democratic Party stated on February 25, 2014 in a press release: Says Rick Scott "oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation’s history." Marco Rubio stated on November 20, 2013 in a speech at American Enterprise Institute: "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." Mark Pryor stated on November 13, 2013 in a campaign ad: Says Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system." Scott Brown stated on November 3, 2013 in comments on "Fox News Sunday": The federal health care law raises taxes and cuts Medicare. Barack Obama stated on October 1, 2013 in an NPR interview: "At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls." Peter Roskam stated on June 12, 2013 in an interview with Fox News: "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." Mitch McConnell stated on May 19, 2013 in an interview on "Meet the Press": 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." Josh Mandel stated on February 11, 2013 in a letter to Ohio lawmakers: Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045." Ron Johnson stated on February 13, 2013 in a radio interview: "Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government." Marcia Fudge stated on January 1, 2013 in a news release: 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." Priorities USA Action stated on October 31, 2012 in a campaign ad: Says Mitt Romney "was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare." Bill Nelson stated on October 17, 2012 in a debate: 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."