65 Medicaid Quotes On Success In Life

These medicaid quotes will inspire you. The term Medicaid refers to a public health insurance program that provides health care coverage to low-income families and individuals in the United States.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging medicaid quotes, medicaid sayings, and medicaid proverbs.

Best Medicaid Quotes

  1. “The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid.” ~ Franklin Raines
  2. “You’re entitled to Medicaid regardless of your income. Don’t worry about your health care.” ~ Max Baucus
  3. “People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.” ~ John Goodman
  4. “Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York’s poor and vulnerable, young and old alike.” ~ James T. Walsh

  5. “In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care.” ~ Michael C. Burgess
  6. “Well, there are about 10 million children that aren’t covered by health insurance. About 3 million qualify for Medicaid but don’t get it, so we’re going to reach out and bring more of those kids into the Medicaid program.” ~ Franklin Raines
  7. “One thing governors feel, Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we have a health care system that, if you’re on Medicaid, you have unlimited access to health care, at unlimited levels, at no cost. No wonder it’s running away.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  8. “How we continue to fund Medicare and Medicaid into the future is a pressing issue of national concern.” ~ James T. Walsh

  9. “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.” ~ Jim Ryun
  10. “The only possible role that I can see for reconciliation would be to make modest changes in the major package to improve affordability, to deal with what share of Medicaid expansion the federal government pays, those kinds of issues, which is the traditional role for reconciliation in health care.” ~ Kent Conrad
  11. “We have a serious structural deficit problem. And it needs to be addressed. The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security, but the problem is there with other entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid.” ~ John W. Snow
  12. “The Medicaid system currently steers people toward nursing home care. Far more people can be covered in community-based care programs for significantly less.” ~ Ed Rendell

  13. “Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program.” ~ Louise Slaughter
  14. “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?'” ~ Mitt Romney
  15. “We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.” ~ Eric Cantor
  16. “Under President Obama’s new health care law, Medicaid will become a very different health coverage program than first envisioned.” ~ Fred Upton

  17. “By default, we have created a “system” of nursing-home care for the aged in which middle-class people pay exorbitant rates to for-profit nursing-home entrepreneurs – and then when private resources are consumed and the patient qualifies as a pauper, the nursing home begins billing Medicaid. This is precisely the antithesis of social citizenship; instead of the poor being accorded the dignity associated with the middle class, equality of treatment is achieved by making the middle class undergo pauperization.” ~ Robert Kuttner
  18. “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.” ~ Russell Pearce
  19. “Medicaid protects impoverished children, the frail elderly and people in crisis, .. Its limited resources will be further stretched serving hurricane victims. Proponents of Medicaid cuts either undervalue Medicaid assistance or underestimate American compassion.” ~ Sherrod Brown
  20. “We cannot afford to lose the Medicaid funding for low-income women.” ~ Kay Bailey Hutchison

  21. “I don’t think the press has done a very good job dealing with government spending.The Defense Department with the $9,500 toilet seat, that’s not the problem anymore. Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security are the problem. That’s us. That’s our generation. There the press never says a word.” ~ Dave Barry
  22. “At today’s prices for medicines, doctors and hospitals-if the latter are available at any price-only millionaires can afford to be hurt or sick and pay for it. Very few people want socialized medicine in the U.S. But pressure for it is going to appear with the same hurricane force as the demand for pollution control if the medicine men and hospital operators don’t take soon some Draconian measures… At the present rate of doctor fees and hospital costs under Medicare and Medicaid plans [taxpayers] are shovelling in billions with nothing but escalation in sight.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  23. “The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state.” ~ George Gilder
  24. “Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own.” ~ Hank Johnson

  25. “I could never allow [tax] cuts that devastate education for our children, that pollute our environment, that end the guarantee of health care for those who are served under Medicaid, that end our duty or violate our duty to our parents through Medicare. I just couldn’t do that. As long as I’m president, I’ll never let it happen.” ~ William J. Clinton
  26. “Unfortunately, the (budget) does not . . . help Congress reform such programs as Medicaid and Medicare, which both grow at average rate of around 8 percent each year through 2015 and will continue to eat up more of the total federal budget.” ~ John Cornyn
  27. “While the Left seems obsessed with increasing taxes and spending even more money, conservatives have focused more heavily on the need for spending restraint and entitlement reform – primarily to preserve and protect the future of the Medicare program. Overlooked in all of this is the future of Medicaid.” ~ Fred Upton
  28. “The Federal role in overcoming barriers to needed health care should emphasize health care financing programs-such as Medicare and Medicaid.” ~ Gerald R. Ford

  29. “Our fiat currency is under increasing stress with our large and growing trade deficits. We have a federal deficit that is calculated in the trillions when we take into account the net present value of the future Social Security and Medicaid obligations we are creating today.” ~ George Noory
  30. “My plan to put Social Security in an ironclad lockbox has gotten a lot of attention recently, and I’m glad about that. But I’m afraid that it’s overshadowing some vitally important proposals. For instance, I’ll put Medicaid in a walk-in closet. I’ll put the Community Reinvestment Act in a secured gym locker. I’ll put NASA funding in a hermetically sealed Ziploc bag.” ~ Al Gore
  31. “At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don’t want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills.” ~ James Douglas, Lord of Douglas
  32. “There is a lot of waste in government-run programs generally, and a lot of waste and fraud and misuse of money in Medicare and Medicaid that can be saved.” ~ Chuck Grassley

  33. “When you talk about raising that debt limit, the only way that I would ever support raising the debt limit if we also talk about budgetary controls on the federal government, capping its spending, how do we deal with the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid problems, because they cannot continue to run on auto-pilot.” ~ Allen West
  34. “This legislation provides Medicaid eligibility to evacuees and residents in (Federal Emergency Management Agency) designated disaster counties, .. It also helps pay private health insurance premiums for those at risk for losing their coverage.” ~ Thad Cochran
  35. “The Republican agenda is a radical vision in which Medicaid is slashed to the bone – in which we start to balance the budget on the backs of, literally, our most vulnerable citizens.” ~ Al Franken
  36. “I think every program needs to stand the sunshine of righteous scrutiny. Whether it’s Social Security, whether it’s Medicaid, whether it’s Medicare.” ~ Rick Perry

  37. “I support the Ryan budget plan. I think it’s the right direction on the major points. I can’t say I’ve read all of it, but on the major thrust of what he’s doing, I support what he wants to do with Medicare, Medicaid. The only thing I would do, frankly, as I’ve said publicly many times, I think we should implement a lot of these things sooner than what he’s suggesting.” ~ Rick Santorum
  38. “With the socialization of the health care system through institutions such as Medicaid and Medicare and the regulation of the insurance industry (by restricting an insurer’s right of refusal: to exclude any individual risk as uninsurable, and discriminate freely, according to actuarial methods, between different group risks) a monstrous machinery of wealth and income redistribution at the expense of responsible individuals and low-risk groups in favor of irresponsible actors and high-risk groups has been put in motion.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  39. “I will seek to reverse the shift of benefits from Medicaid to Medicare and hold harmless our seniors and disabled.” ~ Jeff Bingaman
  40. “It’s not health care reform to dump more money into Medicaid.” ~ Phil Bredesen

  41. “If you like the post office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and health care done by the government.” ~ Arthur Laffer
  42. “Medicaid provides health care to our neediest citizens. While other states have had to cut Medicaid rolls and benefits already, Delaware has not. But the President’s proposed budget would shift tens of millions of dollars of cost to the states, raising the real possibility of program cuts.” ~ Ruth Ann Minner
  43. “If you got problems like unemployment, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and there’s a guy that’s always been there for you and for your family, then you say ‘He’s a nice guy. I don’t know where he came from or how long he’s been here, but Charlie Rangel’s the man.’ That’s what I’m relying on.” ~ Charles Rangel
  44. “Expanding Medicaid without fixing Medicaid is a terrible idea.” ~ Bob McDonnell

  45. “The federal government would give money to the states. States would be able to negotiate at local rates. It’s not Medicaid. People didn’t want it to be Medicaid in Washington, either.” ~ Maria Cantwell
  46. “A new report shows that medicare and Medicaid made more than $50 Billion in bad payments during fiscal year 2011. Under Obamacare, that’ll become known as ‘Tuesday.'” ~ Fred Thompson
  47. “Planning is the essence of good management and when it comes to health care we must allow states to plan for future needs. We need to cement this federal commitment to Alaskans so the state has the assurance that money vital for providing Medicaid health care will not just dry up and disappear.” ~ Lisa Murkowski
  48. “I don’t have a problem talking about Medicare or Medicaid or some other very important issue.” ~ Jason Chaffetz

  49. “Believe me, every American, every person in this country, if I have anything to say about it, will know precisely what is going on with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, because they are beginning to appoint people who are typical right-wing Republicans who want to privatize and cut Social Security.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  50. “We can talk about Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security. We can talk about school, we can talk about everything. Defense is number one or we don’t have a country.” ~ Donald Trump
  51. “Right now, what my job is – pardon me? Those are just words. Right now, what my – my job is right now going beyond media conflicts and words is to say that Donald Trump, among other things, told the American people he would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and right now Republicans in the House and Senate are doing just that.” ~ John Lewis
  52. “[Donald Trump] is not going to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.” ~ John Lewis

  53. “I want Trump to send out a tweet saying that he’s going to keep his campaign promises. He’s not going to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  54. “Medicaid is one of the rare times where Democratic governors are saying, “Hey, states’ rights.” We don’t want the federal government coming in and telling us how to do our environmental remediation or how we’re going to do our healthcare.” ~ John Hickenlooper
  55. “We`re not going to end the Medicaid. We`re going to give the governors more control and leeway to bring innovative reforms to make Medicaid work.” ~ Paul Ryan
  56. “My state, Scott Walker, our governors, reformed Medicaid so it actually works, so that the doctors will take the program.” ~ Paul Ryan

  57. “Mike Pence and Mitch Daniels in Indiana, the woman who`s coming in to run the Medicaid program at the federal level, her name is Seema Verma, a brilliant young woman, she made Indiana – healthy Indiana work so that actually low-income people in Indiana, actually have real healthcare coverage that they get access to a doctor. Those kinds of reforms on the state level we want see happen in all 50 states.” ~ Paul Ryan
  58. “We believe we can dramatically improve the way Medicaid works by giving governors more control and flexibility to innovate to make it work for people with low income because it`s not working in so many states right now.” ~ Paul Ryan
  59. “The real number of the US’ obligations, unfunded obligations that we’re passing on to our future generates is more like $70 trillion to $75 trillion. The vast majority of that is health entitlements – Medicare, Obamacare, Medicaid. There’s also Social Security, interest on the debt. But fundamentally, health entitlements are the thing that will bankrupt our kids. We need to fix that for the long-term.” ~ Benjamin E. Sasse
  60. “Most people don’t realize that two-thirds of the federal budget is Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Pentagon. The U.S. government is an insurance company with an Army.” ~ Scott Pelley

  61. “The Democrat Party is in as much trouble as the Republican Party is for different reasons. But if they have to go back to “taxing the rich,” if they have to go back to “gun control,” it is a sure sign things are in a state of great disarray. In addition, Mrs. Clinton wants to make abortions totally free for people on Medicaid.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  62. “If a Republican came along and suggested free abortions for people on Medicaid, the first person to stand up would be Jesse Jackson and start shouting, “Racism!” And then Al Sharpton wouldn’t be as far behind, and they would call it an attempt to eliminate people of color by the dastardly, rascally Republicans. But yet Hillary Clinton is proposing it and is being feted, praised to the heavens for such a compassionate plan. The Democrats are wiping out their own people. That’s why they need open borders for replacements to be brought in ASAP.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  63. “What I was saying back then was that we have a lot of public health costs that taxpayers end up paying for through Medicaid, Medicare, through uncompensated care, because that was in the context of the push for health care reform and that we needed some way to try to defray those costs.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  64. “Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits are unacceptable, and they shouldn’t be put on the table by Democrats for any reason…” ~ Russ Feingold

  65. “Even now, hearing the debates about Medicaid, the suggestion that somehow we could save money by cutting Medicaid strikes a chord in me personally. It seems there are some other ways we can save money rather than making it harder for people like my aunt to get health care.” ~ Josh Earnest

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