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  • Frankel Statement on Republican’s Latest ACA Repeal Attempt
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the latest version of Trumpcare introduced in the Senate. “Here we go again! Republicans are trying to ram another bill thru the Senate that is the worst we've seen, making it harder for millions of Americans to access affordable, quality health care. It guts key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, penalizes older Americans with an ‘age tax,’ attacks women's access to fu... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Blasts Trump Administration’s Decision to End ACA Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Affordable Care Act education and outreach contracts in 18 cities, including three in Florida. “This action will make it more difficult for consumers to find the best insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This is a cruel and deadly move by the President of the United States.” ### Read more

  • Trumpcare stakes ‘life or death’ for Boynton mom after teen suicide try
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Written by: Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post Congress’s GOP majority risks “political suicide” either by dismantling Obamacare or failing to replace it, partisans on opposing sides have claimed in the heat of the toughest legislative tangle of the Trump administration. Forgive Amanda Kopacz of Boynton Beach for concentrating more on her daughter, who attempted actual suicide last year. “It’s literally life and death,” said Kopacz, 39. “It’s whether we can afford the $1,500 per month for medicatio... Read more

  • Rep Frankel Statement on Latest Republican Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Republican’s revised healthcare bill: “It’s business as usual for Senate Republicans whose revised healthcare bill is just as brutal and cruel as the last one. It might even be worse. Trumpcare means higher costs, fewer protections, a crushing age tax, and millions of Americans will be kicked off insurance. With this horrendous bill, Republicans are inflicting greater pain on Ameri... Read more

  • Democrat and Republican split on health insurance
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WPTV - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - This is the first week members of Congress are home since voting on the Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare health insurance. The House of Representatives voted on the new measure last Thursday. After it passed, the Republicans joined President Trump on the White House lawn for Victory Celebration. None of the Democrats in Congress voted for it, saying it would be harder and more expensive to obtain insurance. Monday, U.S. Representatives Lois Fra... Read more

  • Local health advocates join Frankel in opposing GOP health bill
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Written by: Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promoted “choice and competition” he said will be strengthened by the GOP House overhaul of Obamacare, but a West Palm Beach congresswoman warned of deadly consequences for people needing help from opioid addiction, mental illness and pre-existing health conditions. “The problem is the states are not going to have enough money to fund a better system,” said U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach. “This bill is going... Read more

  • 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