Veterans who were exposed to environmental hazards and toxic substances (including burn pits) during their service, and suffer from related illnesses like cancer, bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory disorders have until August 9th, 2023 to claim 12 months of backdated compensation. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages all Veterans who believe they were affected by… Read more »
West Palm Beach, FL – On Monday, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) held a press conference to alert Palm Beach County residents to potential losses in Medicaid health care coverage. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress prohibited states from removing anyone from Medicaid.
Starting May 1st, states can begin re-evaluating eligibility and removing people who are no longer… Read more »
Washington, DC – This week, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) introduced a resolution designating November 13-19, 2022 as National Caregiving Youth Week, and to recognize the efforts and sacrifices of youth under 18 caring for a loved one.
“All over the country, there are children and teenagers who are forced to set aside… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House voted to pass the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022, which will ensure Medicare continues to cover telehealth services (including audio-only services) through December 31, 2024.
“Since the start of the pandemic, telehealth has become a valuable option to many people in… Read more »
With Critical Frankel Priorities Included, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after helping pass the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill for Fiscal Year… Read more »
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Val Demings (FL-10), Al Lawson (FL-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Darren Soto (FL-09) sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A.… 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 »