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  • Rep. Frankel Helps Convene Appropriations Committee Hearing on Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    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 health issues facing seniors, including falls, mental health, nutrition, and elder justice. “We have over 365,000 ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Special Opportunity for Low-Income Residents to Sign Up for Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), announced a new opportunity for low-income individuals to sign-up for Affordable Care Act plans through the end of 2022. “More than ever before, it is important that we keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy,” said Rep. Frankel. “Thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan, low-income residents who do not have health insurance or can no longer afford their plan may now be eligible for low-cost or no-cost health care.” To find out... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes to Make Insulin More Accessible
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting for the Affordable Insulin Now Act. Millions of Americans are living with diabetes and are paying hundreds of dollars per month for insulin. This legislation would limit out-of-pocket costs for insulin to $35 per month for people with private health coverage and Medicare Part D plans. “No one should have to choose between paying for lifesaving insulin and putting food on the table,” said Rep... Read more

  • Florida Democrats Urge DeSantis to Comply with Federal Law, Save Taxpayers Money for Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    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 Administration Secretary Simone Marstiller urging the State to comply with federal vaccine laws to avoid losing $1... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Federal Allocation of Monoclonal Antibodies
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after a bipartisan briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services. Members of Congress heard directly from leaders of the federal COVID-19 response team that federal agencies are continuing to follow the science and data in making decisions for the health and well-being of all Americans. “Public health experts from the FDA, CDC, and other federal agencies have been working tirelessly to en... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Free At-Home COVID Tests
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced the Biden Administration’s plan to for making free at-home COVID-19 tests available to the public. Households will now be able to order up to four tests at a time through COVIDTests.gov to be delivered to their homes in 7-12 days. “This is great news for us in South Florida where long lines at testing locations and sold-out rapid tests have made it harder for folks to know their COVID-19 status,” said Rep. Frankel. “If you... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Supreme Court Blocking Biden Vaccine Requirement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court blocking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine-or-test rule for American businesses with over 100 employees. “Today’s ruling is a step in the wrong direction in the fight against COVID-19, especially when we know that vaccines are the best tool we have to reduce infection and keep people out of hospitals,” said Rep. Frankel. “Vaccine mandat... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Responds to DeSantis Presser in West Palm Beach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference in West Palm Beach this morning. “Folks should know that full vaccination and boosters are the best way to prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19, and that the overwhelming majority of severe COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are in non-vaccinated people,” said Rep. Frankel. “While some treatments may help reduce symptoms in high-risk individuals, ... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Bilirakis, Dingell Introduce Bill to Improve Public Health Programs for Older Adults
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) introduced the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the health and well-being of older adults and provide grants to state and local health departments to implement age-friendly public health programs. “As people age, they face unique health challen... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Dangerous DeSantis Bills Advancing in Florida State Legislature
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to the steps taken by the Florida State Legislature to advance Governor DeSantis’ dangerous proposals to limit the use of masks and vaccines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “By ignoring CDC guidance from public health experts and reputable scientists, Governor DeSantis is putting politics over the health and safety of Floridians,” said Rep. Frankel. Earlier this month, Rep. Frankel was ... Read more