Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Health Care

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More on Health Care

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke out against H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation considered by the House of Representatives today would restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion.  Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.

May 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, joined two Democratic Florida legislators in blasting Gov. Rick Scott and state House Republican leaders for refusing to accept $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid money.

“There are 800,000 Floridians who are not being included in our health care system. It is unfair and it’s inhumane. And it’s illogical…we’re refusing free money,” said Frankel, who was joined by state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, and House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

May 5, 2015 In The News

On Tuesday — 11 days after Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period for abortions — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel urged support for a federal bill that would nullify the bill and other abortion regulations imposed by states.

Apr 25, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) strongly opposes HB 633, which would take away women’s reproductive rights, and is calling on Governor Scott to veto this anti-choice legislation passed by the Florida Legislature.

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14), and the entire Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation in calling on Governor Rick Scott to abandon his counterproductive and untimely plan to sue the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and instead negotiate a Medicaid expansion deal that works for the state of Florida. Please find below a copy of the letter.
 
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Apr 8, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) to lead a bipartisan coalition of 65 members of Congress in formally requesting that stomach cancer remain eligible for research funding through the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted today for the bipartisan agreement to permanently fix the way Medicare pays doctors, bringing long-overdue stability to seniors and providers.  On April 1st, physicians would have faced major cuts to their payments, forcing many to leave the program and limiting seniors’ choice of doctors.

“Today’s historic bipartisan deal strengthens Medicare for millions of Floridians,” said Frankel. “Without doctors, there is no Medicare.  This fix prevents drastic cuts to physicians’ payments – protecting seniors’ access to care.”

Feb 20, 2015 Press Release

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today joined federal agents from the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on a ride along to learn firsthand how they tackle Medicare fraud. The agents discussed the many new, aggressive ways criminals are defrauding the government. Frankel was driven past an assisted living facility that was closed due to a successful investigation.

Oct 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today released the following constituent guide on Ebola. The information below provides an overview of the virus and links to helpful resources.

Oct 20, 2014 Press Release

West Palm Beach, FL – U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Lois Frankel (FL-22), and Patrick Murphy (FL-18) held a roundtable today on efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and to keep Americans safe at home.

“If we’re confronted with the spread of this disease, it’s important that preparations are made now at the community level,” said Sen. Nelson.