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  • Frankel, Keating Fight Medicare Fraud and Protect Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2016 to combat fraud in the Medicare program so that it can better serve America’s seniors and those with disabilities. “South Florida remains a hotbed for Medicare fraud,” Congresswoman Frankel said. “This bill would crack down on criminals who exploit seniors and scam taxpayers.” “We need to ensure taxpayer dollars are committed to providing vital services for our sen... Read more

  • Frankel Lauds Older Americans Act Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined her colleagues in voting to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Originally passed in 1965, OAA is the primary law covering support and nutrition services for America’s seniors and their caregivers. “Our parents and grandparents have nurtured and protected us, now it’s our turn to do the same for them,” Frankel said. “The Older Americans Act helps America’s seniors retire in dignity, security, and comfort.” This reauthorization includes over... Read more

  • Frankel Joins Colleagues to Form LGBT Aging Issues Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, announced her participation in the Caucus’ LGBT Aging Issues Task Force. The bipartisan task force was formed to advance the dignity and security of older Americans who identify as LGBT. “The struggle for equality doesn’t stop at retirement,” Frankel said. “LGBT seniors face unique and misunderstood challenges. I look forward to better serving the large elder and LGBT populations in South Florida.” The task force... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Stands Up to Protect Seniors from Financial Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) took to the House floor to offer a motion to recommit on H.R. 1675, a bill designed to roll back decades of consumer protections that shield investors from financial scammers. Rep. Frankel’s motion would amend the bill to preserve protections for seniors, one in five of whom is a victim of financial fraud, and ensure that those criminals who prey on seniors will be held accountable. “This motion to recommit adds something to this legislation... Read more

  • New Social Security Office Opens
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined Social Security Administration officials today in a tour of the new permanent home of the West Palm Beach Social Security office. The new office, located on 801 Clematis Street, offers a vastly improved facility in a convenient location in downtown West Palm Beach. “Social Security is our nation's most important program for older Americans. Two out of 3 seniors rely on Social Security benefits for most of their income,” said Frankel. “This new facility i... Read more

  • Frankel Votes to Invest in America’s Working Families and Enhance America’s Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education, Medicare & Social Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), voted for the $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2016, provide relief for middle-class families, and boost America’s security at home and abroad. “This bipartisan funding agreement invests in America, moves our economy forward, and keeps us safer.” Frankel said. “I was proud to join the majority of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting it.” Highlights of the bill, which passed the House ... Read more

  • Frankel Continues Fight Against Medicare Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    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. “South Florida is ground zero for these costly crimes,” said Frankel. “The Medicare Fraud Unit plays an important role in stopping these c... Read more

  • Frankel – Medicare Advantage Saved For Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    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. In February, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a 1.9 percent cut in payments to private insurance companies for 2015. Concerned with the impact of the cuts on Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, Congresswoman Fran... Read more

  • Frankel Commemorates 48th Anniversary of Medicare Being Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel marked the 48th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965. “Today we are reminded of how critical Medicare has been to millions of South Floridians and Americans everywhere. Our seniors have spent their lives working hard for their benefits and we must continue to protect and strengthen Medicare, while at the same time cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse,” said Frankel, who represents about 1... Read more

  • Frankel Votes to Protect Medicare, Create Jobs for South Floridians
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted to protect the Medicare guarantee, create jobs, invest in education, infrastructure and innovation by supporting the Democratic budget and voting no on the Republican budget. “We need a fair approach to get people back to work, while reducing our deficit with reasoned cuts,” Frankel said. “Creating jobs and protecting Medicare are two of my top priorities. That’s why I supported the Democratic budget and voted against the job-cutting Republican budget tha... Read more