65 Medicare Quotes On Success In Life

These medicare quotes will inspire you. Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1965 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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

Best Medicare Quotes

  1. “Medicare will usher in federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have know it in this country.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  2. “All of us can see what happens once you establish the precedent that the government can determine a man’s working place and his working methods, determine his employment. From here it’s a short step to all the rest of socialism, to determining his pay….He will wait for the government to tell him where he will go to work and what he will do.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  3. “You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.” ~ Abbie Hoffman
  4. “I opposed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. I opposed the Wall Street bailout. I opposed the stimulus bill.” ~ Mike Pence

  5. “”Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is ‘prisoners'”” ~ Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
  6. “The majority of Latinos in this country are 28 years old or younger. All of those people out there attacking the Latino community, when you see a Latino going down the street with a baby carriage and a couple of children walking beside them, they should say ‘Hey, there goes my social security and my Medicare.’ Those are the people that are going to contribute to keep our social security system funded and our medical system funded.” ~ Dolores Huerta
  7. “Let us be clear about our choice. When we raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, no one dies. When we cut Social Security and Medicare, people die.” ~ Annabel Park
  8. “I think we will begin to see some real efforts made to do things like protecting Social Security and Medicare.” ~ John Dingell

  9. “According to The New York Times, the mob has now gotten into Medicare fraud. But the good news is, when they do break your legs there’s a good chance you’re covered.” ~ Jay Leno
  10. “You’re going to hear a lot from President Obama and yes, from Joe Biden, you’re hearing a little bit about Medicare these days. What they will not tell you is they turned Medicare into a piggybank to fund ‘Obamacare.’ They took $716 billion dollars to pay for the ‘Obamacare’ program.” ~ Paul Ryan
  11. “This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama’s budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars.” ~ Paul Ryan
  12. “I don’t believe there’s a red state in America where people believe you should cut Medicare, Social Security and veterans’ benefits rather than doing away with corporate tax loopholes.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  13. “In Pennsylvania, 38 percent of Pennsylvania seniors chose to get their Medicare from a plan called Medicare Advantage. It’s their choice. Forty-seven percent of them are going to lose it under ‘Obamacare’ according to Medicare by 2017.” ~ Paul Ryan
  14. “The President didn’t offer any clarity in his latest speech about what he would do to tackle our nation’s debt before it tackles us and it’s still not clear how he’ll keep Medicare from going bankrupt. One thing is clear though, Barack Obama isn’t interested in governing or putting forward solutions to fix our nation’s problems.” ~ Paul Ryan
  15. “If we can get to that 3 percent grow, it is $2 trillion to $2.5 trillion worth of more government revenues. It’s 12 million additional jobs. And those are 12 million jobs paying into Medicare, 12 million jobs paying into Social Security. Growth really is what’s driving all of this and growth is what our focus is, which is why we’re willing to accept increased short-term deficits in exchange for that long-term payoff.” ~ Mick Mulvaney
  16. “I’d also remind people, if I were running for Presidency, that a long-term problem facing the budget is Social Security and Medicare.” ~ George W. Bush

  17. “We’re saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who’ve already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.” ~ Paul Ryan
  18. “So you’ve got these regular, middle-class voters who don’t hate the government as much as the Kochs do. They’re Republicans, but they still want government programs. They want Social Security, they want Medicare. They need it.” ~ Jane Mayer
  19. “The specific trigger for me was when the President [Barack Obama] put Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block. Why I got into the race – it just seemed unconscionable that the Democrats were leading the charge.” ~ Jill Stein
  20. “Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare for illegal immigrants, breaking the federal budget.” ~ Donald Trump

  21. “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
  22. “What I think people should realize is that programs like Social Security, programs like Medicare, programs like the Veterans Administration, programs like your local park and your local library – those are, if you like, socialist programs; they’re run by [and] for the public, not to make money. I think in many ways we should expand that concept so that the American people can enjoy the same benefits that people all over the world are currently enjoying.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  23. “We need to preserve programs like Social Security and Medicare for our seniors of today and tomorrow. But we need to strengthen both Social Security and Medicare to make sure these programs are still available for future generations.” ~ Joni Ernst
  24. “Social Security’s not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you’ve got to put all of it on the table.” ~ Joe Biden

  25. “There is a lot of fiscal conservatives in the United States senate that didn’t vote for that because we understand that national security spending is not the reason why we have a debt. Our debt is being driven by the way Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and, by the way, the interest on the debt is structured in the years to come.” ~ Marco Rubio
  26. “Secretary [Hillary ] Clinton is absolutely right, there are people, Koch brothers among others, who have a group called Concerned Veterans of America, funded by the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers, by the way, want to destroy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, every governmental program passed since the 1930s. Yes, there are people out there who want to privatize it.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  27. “We’ll have a national dispute – debate about it, and the goal should be to bring in – to help respectfully appeal to those voters that can make the difference, the ones who are not going to be entrepreneurs, are never going to be – run a – be a CEO in some big business, and they know it, but they would like to have their Social Security, they would like to have Medicare as they paid for all their years, and they’d like rising wages rather than falling wages.” ~ Jeff Sessions
  28. “President Obama has admitted that Medicare is on an unsustainable course and that no amount of tax increases can fix it.” ~ David Limbaugh

  29. “[Several candidates talked of problems with the federal Medicare system, particularly concerns about whether it would cover prescription drug costs in the future.] We’re asking senior citizens to make a choice between their health and their income, … Medicare is probably the most difficult challenge we face in the next century, because it has a lot to do with other things besides money.” ~ John McCain
  30. “Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama. An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn’t even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare, and we’re going to stop it.” ~ Paul Ryan
  31. “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.” ~ Marco Rubio
  32. “I’m too young for Medicare and too old for women to care.” ~ Kinky Friedman

  33. “One line I’d draw would be on raising the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare. It sounds fair, since people are living longer. But it isn’t. Lower income workers are the ones who find it hardest to keep working after 65. And they’ll get penalized with lower benefits.” ~ Gail Collins
  34. “I feel very strongly that the Democratic Party has, in the past, been the party of the future. I think when you look at Social Security and Medicare, when you look at the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, I think the Democratic Party has always been in the forefront of change.” ~ Richard Lamm
  35. “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
  36. “The Medicare Part D prescription drug bill, which might be the most corrupt piece of legislation in history, was a huge giveaway of taxpayer funds to the big pharmaceutical companies.” ~ Al Franken

  37. “Part of the middle class promise is that, after a lifetime of hard work, you’ll be able to retire and enjoy the fruits of that labor. Medicare was established to secure that promise.” ~ Al Franken
  38. “If Republicans eliminate Medicare, America will become a country in which you can never retire – and once you physically can no longer work, you are desperately poor until you die.” ~ Al Franken
  39. “However, the Medicare prescription drug benefit has changed, and if the nearly 3,000 seniors I have met through 12 town halls can represent a sample of opinion, many seniors do not yet understand the prescription drug program and do not plan to sign up for coverage.” ~ Mike Fitzpatrick
  40. “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.” ~ Mitch Daniels

  41. “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.” ~ Gail Collins
  42. “I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren.” ~ Tom Coburn
  43. “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
  44. “The true enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who defend an imploding status quo.” ~ Mitch Daniels

  45. “At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare- Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do today for their much-needed medications.” ~ Dennis Hastert
  46. “Let’s protect our social security and Medicare.” ~ Donald Trump
  47. “I would always argue to my students that Canada is not necessarily or inherently a left-wing country, and the United States is not necessarily the citadel of right-wing liberty. The obvious case there is Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, which made the Americans much further left than the Canadians at the time, and Americans coming to Canada found us backward, conservative, and out of tune with the kind of free-spirited liberalism that there was in the States. Then things reversed, with medicare the prime example.” ~ Robert Bothwell
  48. “Let’s means-test benefits – let’s means-test Social Security and Medicare and make the rich pay more for these benefits.” ~ Rand Paul

  49. “We can’t get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical research and education funding and food inspectors and the weather service. And we can’t just do it by making seniors pay more for Medicare.” ~ Barack Obama
  50. “We like to say medicare is uniquely Canadian, but Americans have Medicare too. Even the name. I can’t actually determine where the name started, except that it appeared in the two countries at about the same time. Had the Vietnam War not occurred, the Americans would have had a Medicare system much like ours.” ~ Robert Bothwell
  51. “I opposed No Child Left Behind, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, I opposed the Wall Street bailout. What the American people are starting to see is that Republican, Republicans on Capitol Hill get it and the Democrats, from the White House to Capitol Hill, just don’t get it.” ~ Mike Pence
  52. “My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home.” ~ Mike Pence

  53. “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
  54. “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
  55. “The Republican promise is for policies that create economic growth. Republicans believe lower taxes, less regulation, balanced budgets, a solvent Social Security and Medicare will stimulate economic growth.” ~ Rand Paul
  56. “We know that Medicare’s going broke in seven years, but we need to start over. That’s what the American people want us to do.” ~ John McCain

  57. “When I was young, my father had a serious heart attack. He survived, but we lost our house and car. Under the Canadian Medicare system, though, we would have kept the house and car and would have just had to pay the inheritance tax.” ~ Emo Philips
  58. “Ben Carson seems pretty proud that he knows how big the Medicare budget is. All that money goes to the private sector, but Carson seems to think the private sector would do a lot better if…something. I’m not quite sure what.” ~ Ted Cruz
  59. “Reform immigration to make it easy for individuals to come over here, be documented, pay taxes – immigration reform is needed to state that its about work, its not about welfare… Set up a grace period where they can get a work permit… social security card so that they can pay income tax, social security, Medicare.” ~ Gary Johnson
  60. “We are the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people as a right and yet we end up spending much more than they do, so I do believe that we have to move toward a Medicare for all, single-payer system.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  61. “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

  62. “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.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  63. “On the Medicare side, they limited their cuts to far in the future, and to providers.” ~ Kevin Drum
  64. “These are the now-endangered markers of a civilized society: legally ordained minimum wages, child labor laws, workers safety and compensation laws, pure foods and safe drugs, Social Security, Medicare and rules that promote competitive markets over monopolies and cartels.” ~ Bill Moyers
  65. “I understand that Republicans-running-against-Obamacare-in-order-to-save-Medicare is a clever jujitsu. But how long will they play out that argument before they get back to the economy?” ~ Jennifer Granholm

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