West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement announcing the availability of new, more affordable over-the-counter hearing aids hitting local and online pharmacies and stores this week.
“Hearing loss can be isolating and dangerous, and it’s a common problem in the United States, especially among seniors,” said Rep. Frankel.… Read more »
West Palm Beach, FL—Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced that starting in January, Social Security benefits will increase by 8.7 percent, an average of more than $140 per month per beneficiary. This is the largest increase of Social Security benefits in 40 years.
“Millions of older adults in Florida… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), released the following statement in response to a reduction in premiums for Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage for 2023. For the first time in more than a decade, monthly premiums will decrease instead of going up.
“Lower Medicare premiums are great news for millions of seniors and people with disabilities,” said Rep.… Read more »
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Frankel (FL-21) commemorated the 87th Anniversary of Social Security, the most critical program for America’s seniors, and promised to fight to ensure its longevity despite continued attacks from Republicans.
“No one who spent their life working should retire into poverty. For 87 years Social Security has been a sacred promise to retired Americans that… Read more »
West Palm Beach, FL – In response to the maternal mortality crisis, the Biden Administration has approved Florida’s application to extend postpartum Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage from 60 days to 12 months after childbirth. The extended coverage will help postpartum patients receive care for longer periods of time as they recover from pregnancy and… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee held a hearing on healthy aging. The hearing, entitled Healthy Aging: Maximizing the Independence, Well-being, and Health of Older Adults, examined the top… Read more »
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Val Demings (FL-10), Al Lawson (FL-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Darren Soto (FL-09), and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20) sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Agency for Health Care… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after joining Congressman John Larson (CT-01) to introduce the Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust Act as an original cosponsor.
“Social Security is our nation’s most important program for millions of older Americans, and it is our responsibility to ensure it is protected for future… Read more »
Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan.
“Today’s vote paves the way for President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, a transformative agenda that will deliver more jobs, tax cuts for working families, and lower costs for everyday Americans,” said Rep. Frankel. “The legislation… Read more »
Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the bipartisan, bicameral emergency coronavirus relief and government funding package, which passed the House this evening. Once it passes the Senate it will go to the President's desk for signature.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have made this year painful for so many: over 315,000 families… Read more »