More on Seniors Issues
"Will you continue to pay me when I'm 100? I'm scared," said Julie Tate, 80, of Delray Beach. "I need a raise, too."
Those sentiments exactly for nearly 100 seniors and independent home health care workers at an 80th anniversary party for the signing of the Social Security Act.
U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel fielded questions from a responsive audience at The Volen Center in Boca Raton on Aug. 13, the day before the act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 1935.
A temporary Social Security Administration office opened its doors at 9 a.m. Monday at 801 Banyan Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach.
The office opened nearly a year after the old Social Security Administration office along Congress Avenue closed its doors in August 2014 because of mold and ventilation issues.
Approximately 40 employees are working in the temporary location.
U.S. Rep Lois Frankel has been pushing for the temporary office.
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.”
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.
West Palm Beach, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) met with residents at Evernia Place in West Palm Beach to discuss ways to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud, and unveil the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2014. Each year 1.5 million people are victims of medical identity theft and $50 billion is lost from Medicare annually due to fraud.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that there will be no cuts to Medicare Advantage in 2015. Congresswoman Frankel has urged the Administration to not cut Medicare Advantage by 1.9 percent as originally planned.
“I thank President Obama for listening to the millions of seniors who depend upon Medicare Advantage by increasing the funding,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement following the release of the Congressman Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget.
“Once again, the House Republicans have issued a budget that creates new burdens on seniors, the middle class, and poor. It ignores job creation and breaks the promises made to our seniors by radically altering Medicare and Medicaid,” said Frankel. “This budget, and its misplaced values and priorities, are wrong for South Florida and wrong for America.”
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced she will vote this evening to end the government shutdown and make sure America pays its bills.
“I support this common-sense deal to re-open the government and make sure that the United States pays its bills, enabling seniors and veterans to receive their social security and other benefits,” Frankel said. “When Congress returns to work next week we need to turn to long term solutions that focus on job creation.”
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to reach a responsible solution to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
“It’s critical the House reaches a responsible deal to re-open the government and ensure America avoids a worldwide economic meltdown,” Frankel said. “We should all be open to reasonable, common-sense solutions and working with anyone who has a good idea.”
If our country defaults for the first time in history, the consequences could be devastating for the national and world markets.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Lois Frankel heralded that, beginning today, despite the shutdown of the federal government, South Floridians and millions of Americans have access to affordable, quality health insurance as new online Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in every state including Florida, under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.