Latest Pants on Fire! Fact-checks in Medicare Instagram posts stated on October 19, 2022 in social media posts: A House Republican plan says that if the GOP wins the majority, “Retirees who have a pension, IRAs, 401k, disabled veteran benefits will be ineligible for Social Security benefits.” Facebook posts stated on February 15, 2022 in a Facebook post: Says that President Joe Biden said Americans will start seeing “direct deposits in their bank accounts this weekend,” and that Medicare recipients will get back $2,880. Bloggers stated on December 23, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar vowed "to remove senior’s ‘entitlements,’ Social Security/Medicare." Future45 stated on October 16, 2018 in a campaign ad: Voting for "any Democrat" gets you "socialism ... undefended open borders ... immediate tax increases ... 100 percent government-run health care ..." Paul Ryan stated on November 10, 2016 in an interview: "Because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke." Katherine Cloonen stated on September 21, 2016 in a campaign ad: "Lindsay Parkhurst wants to take away programs like Social Security and Medicare that seniors have earned throughout their lifetimes." Chain email stated on June 24, 2015 in a chain email: "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." Chain email stated on January 1, 2015 in a chain email: New tax increases that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, "all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare." Ron Johnson stated on January 10, 2014 in a speech: "The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent." Chain email stated on June 3, 2013 in a chain email: Says "At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment" under Affordable Care Act. Rob Zerban stated on October 4, 2012 in a TV ad: Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on September 10, 2012 in a campaign commercial: Says Illinois Democrat David Gill "would end Medicare." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on August 14, 2012 in a news release: 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." Chain email stated on July 12, 2012 in a message via the Internet: Medicare insurance premiums will be rising to "$120.20 per month in 2013 and $247.00 per month in 2014." Pat Kreitlow stated on June 6, 2012 in a news release: Says GOP U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin "voted twice to end Medicare." U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated on May 9, 2012 in a TV ad: "20 million people could lose their current coverage" … "including our senior citizens who are on Medicare." Mitt Romney stated on March 12, 2012 in a campaign memo: President Barack Obama is "ending Medicare as we know it." Pat Boone stated on March 11, 2012 in a television ad: An independent payment advisory board created by the health care reform law "can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments." Pat Boone stated on March 12, 2012 in a television ad: "This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending." Chain email stated on September 24, 2011 in a chain e-mail: 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." Democratic Party of Wisconsin stated on August 17, 2011 in an email to party supporters: "(U.S. Reps.) Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble are … shutting down town hall meetings, or making their constituents pay to attend them." Shelly Moore stated on July 8, 2011 in a campaign flier: Says state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf wants to "eliminate Medicare" as we know it. Sandy Pasch stated on June 6, 2011 in an online chat: Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan promised to "end health care for our seniors." Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on April 18, 2011 in a Web ad: "Seniors will have to find $12,500 for health care because Republicans voted to end Medicare." Dan Coats stated on October 14, 2010 in a campaign ad: The new health care law will "force seniors into Barack Obama's government-run health care program." Betty Sutton stated on September 1, 2010 in a campaign fundraising e-mail: "Ganley said that if elected, he wants to ‘cut the dickens’ out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits." Dan Fanelli stated on June 3, 2010 in a video on his campaign website: Under the new health care law, the elderly will be denied care when they have "passed the age limit for treatment."