28 Total Quotes

Medicare Quotes

Significant numbers of seniors are going to wind up being worse off than prior to the (Medicare) program.
Ron Pollack
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Dick Cheney
... As part of Part B of Medicare...
Dick Cheney
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I would characterize it as a real growth industry. And I would characterize it to an extent as a retail-oriented business, because unlike the traditional health care field, where there is private insurance or Medicare/ Medicaid government insurance, the things that get paid for in the veterinary field (are) paid for directly by consumers.
Todd Richter
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I think it's a good model and one that can be used in the future for revisiting Medicare.
Tommy Thompson
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on our promise to modernize Medicare with prescription drug coverage, the most historic improvement to Medicare since it was created back in 1965.
Tommy Thompson
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This is a real-life example of some of the problems with the Medicare Part D system. This shows how the program doesn't do enough to bring down the cost of drugs, which too often are prohibitively expensive.
Tommy Vietor
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We're still working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on some issues.
Tracy Okubo
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There is no reason that people should wait (before going) to the pharmacy. All they need to bring is their Medicare cards and a photo ID, or a letter of acknowledgement.
Tony Salters
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Contrary to what many predicted two years ago, ... we found a robust market for seniors in many major cities. By careful shopping, consumers can save hundreds of dollars in their individual HMO and Medicare supplement choices.
Trudy Lieberman
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Anyone watching the colossal incompetence of the GOP from botching up the Medicare drug bill to fouling up the response to Katrina might think these guys couldn't organize a one-car parade. But there's one thing they excel at: the politics of personal destruction.
Paul Begala
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We've been waiting to see how they responded to the surgical side. This will give us a cue as to where to go next. I think we'll start seeing Medicare start looking at other interventions.
Morgan Downey
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The biggest problem for most people is affording the health care they need, even with Medicare, ... People are telling us they can't afford to get the care they need, because Medicare supplemental policies are too expensive, medications are too expensive, and they are having trouble with special needs if they are in HMOs.
Diane Archer
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The biggest problem for most people is affording the health care they need, even with Medicare. People are telling us they can't afford to get the care they need, because Medicare supplemental policies are too expensive, medications are too expensive, and they are having trouble with special needs if they are in HMOs.
Diane Archer
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As caregivers, we recognize that prescription drugs are an important part of treating illness and enhancing wellness. But before we expand benefits -- and make new promises -- to Medicare beneficiaries, it is essential that we keep our current promises.
Dick Davidson
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There are certain people who are at higher risk within that Medicare group. Men, for example, have a much higher risk, nearly double the risk of women, and people with other medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes,
David Flum
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Unfortunately, the Republicans called a vote on Medicare,
Dennis Kucinich
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Right now, there are a lot of competing ideologies about what should happen to Medicare. Some have wanted to turn it over to the private market to keep costs down and allow for more personal responsibility. That's what we're seeing right now with the Medicare modernization act.
Deane Beebe
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It's a very good benefit. It's probably the best thing about Medicare Part D, except that most people don't know about it or don't know how to apply for it or are not comfortable with it or capable of applying.
Deane Beebe
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Our effort is to change the Medicare drug law. If this campaign had the effect of changing the political environment and that's what is required ... that would be fine with us. But we're not an organization that is principally, or is at all, about electoral campaigns.
Brad Woodhouse
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James Carville
What bothers people the most about corruption is not the fouling of the process but the impact on real things energy prices, the Iraq war and Medicare reform. Those are 'facts' that upset people the most. The corruption scandal is all about energy, Iraq, and the prescription drug mess the dominant issues for the public.
James Carville
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As one (federal Center for Medicaid and Medicare) official told me ... getting approval of a Medicaid waiver without the governors support would be challenging, but not impossible,
Greg Moore
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Simply put, this is a monopoly within Medicare that is now working against the patients it was intended to help and is costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars.
Gary Peterson
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For the Medicare drug benefit to continue without breaking the federal budget, it will be critical that medicines are prescribed based on their effectiveness and track record, not on advertising campaigns.
Gail Shearer
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Having Medicare drug coverage underscores the need for seniors to talk to doctors and pharmacists about switching to cost-effective drugs.
Gail Shearer
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Even when you are enrolled in Medicare Part D, it's really worth having that conversation with your doctor.
Gail Shearer
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Under Gov. Bush, traditional Medicare will remain an option, including the ability to get a prescription drug benefit,
Gail Wilensky
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At this critical time, CMS should have a user-friendly, informative and easy to understand Medicare Web page, ... Unfortunately, the only web at the current Medicare site is a web of confusion.
Frank Lautenberg
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It's the type of business we are we can't pass the cost along to our customers. We have to go with what insurance and Medicare does.
Dave Allen
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