Who said that? Dems and GOP display dizzying shift on Medicare rhetoric: Page 3 of 10

Who said that? Dems and GOP display dizzying shift on Medicare rhetoric

On rationing


Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.), May 12, 2010

"Some have believed the reason he didn’t want to send Dr. alt up during the health care debate is because it would confirm the obvious, which was the direction in which we were headed and which Senate Republicans said repeatedly during the debate on health care was the direction we were headed ... which was massive rationing."


Dr. Donald Berwick, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, May 20, 2011

"There are two ways. One is to cut. Anybody can do that. You can cut a budget and take things away from people. And this [Ryan] plan proposed by the Republicans does so quite effectively. Beneficiaries lose a lot of security, a lot of financial support and will be in deeper and deeper trouble if that were to go through."


The effects of reform | On rationing | Electoral consequences
Life or death (part 1) | Life or death (part 2) | "Granny"
Scare tactics | Asking for civility | "Grown up" solutions