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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Passage of ACA Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republicans’ sick proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act: “Shame on the Republicans for resurrecting this monstrosity of a health care bill. It guts the crown jewel of the Affordable Care Act: protection for the millions of Americans with a pre-existing condition. These cancer survivors, children with autism, diabetics, and pregnant women—among many others—wi... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Failed Republican Healthcare Bill: A Victory for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives rejected the Republicans’ sick plan, the American Health Care Act. “Today there was a great victory for the American people. The very sick Republican health care proposal, Trumpcare, went down with a thud. The bill, opposed by an overwhelming majority of citizens, would have taken away health care from 24 million hard-working Americans. It had a crushing Age Tax, forcing older Americans to ... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. “Sadly, the proposed legislation will Make America Sick Again. It will mean millions of families losing health care coverage and will defund Planned Parenthood, while giving out tax breaks to wealthier Americans. It shortens the life of Medicare, jeopardizing the lives of our seniors.” ### Read more

  • ACA Saved Her Life, Rep. Frankel’s Guest for Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced that Sherry Riggs, a Florida ACA beneficiary, will be her guest for President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28. A mother of three, she suffers from a life-threatening heart condition and would not be alive today without the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While in Washington, Riggs hopes to meet with Members of Congress and let them know what the ACA has meant to her and her family. Riggs is a 55-year-old barber who, after r... Read more

  • Fort Pierce Woman on Obamacare takes her story to Washington
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Lawmakers and a national audience are preparing for President Donald Trump’s address to Congress tomorrow night. The president is expected to highlight the budget, national security, and outline his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Sherry Riggs, of Fort Pierce, says Obamacare saved her life twice, and she’s traveling to the nation’s capital to hear firsthand how her health care plan could soon change. “It is absolutely terrifying, when you’re scared... Read more

  • South Florida lawmaker to bring Ft. Pierce woman 'saved' by Obamacare to Trump address
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is bringing a South Florida woman who credits the Affordable Care Act with saving her life to Washington Tuesday night as a guest to watch President Donald Trump’s speech before the joint session of Congress, in hopes of pushing Republicans not to repeal the contentious federal health insurance law. Frankel, of Boca Raton, said 55-year-old Sherry Riggs lost her health insurance after a divorce, and immediately signed up for coverage in Fl... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Federal Grants for Homeless Veterans, Florida Atlantic University, and Firefighters
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced new federal grants for local priorities. The grants will help homeless veterans find a place to live, provide advanced training for nurses, fund allergy and immunity research, and assist Broward County firefighters in safety and operations. “These grants will help save lives, advance medical progress, and fulfill a promise we owe our veterans,” Frankel said. Frankel announced the following federal grants: Local housing authorities were awarded ... Read more

  • Zika: Lois Frankel urges House to approve more money to fight ‘looming health threat’
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, flanked by Palm Beach County mosquito control supervisor Gary Goode and Michael Farzan of The Scripps Research Institute. WEST PALM BEACH — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, today urged the Republican-controlled House to approve more money to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus and urged citizens to do their part to control mosquitoes. “It is a looming health threat,” said Frankel, conducting a news conference in a friend’s lush back yard. “O... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans’ Zika Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ inadequate plan to address the Zika virus. In February, President Obama requested $1.9 billion to combat this crisis. H.R. 5243 would provide $622 million – less than one-third of the funding requested – to combat the spread of the virus. “House Republicans’ response to the Zika emergency shortchanges a public health crisis and especially leaves young families vulnerable to tragic circums... Read more

  • 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