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  • Rep. Frankel Calls for Bipartisan Effort for CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a successful 20-year old program that provides health insurance to low-income children. “Republicans are playing deadly politics with a program that keeps nine million low-income children and pregnant women healthy. Democrats demand a better deal. Congress should work in a bipartisan way to immediately rea... Read more

  • What caused the opioid crisis?
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    America’s opioid crisis is out of control. Overdoses claim 33,000 lives every year. Nearly half of them involve a prescription opioid. Sarah Karlin-Smith, health care reporter for POLITICO, explains the opioid crisis. Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump's Opioid Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency: "President Trump's opioid announcement is all show, no money. Nearly 50,000 Americans died in 2016 from opioid or heroin overdoses and the number of overdose deaths has quadrupled since 2000. The federal public heath emergency fund has $57,000. Trump's announcement is what we call fake news." ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Criticizes Trump’s Actions Sabotaging Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued a statement following President Trump’s recent actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “President Trump has become a one-man wrecking ball of the American health care system, taking actions that will cause millions of people to lose affordable access to their medical care. His most recent directive eliminating cost-sharing payments is projected to cause a 20 percent hike for everyone on ACA plans. This comes just hours follow... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Slams Trump Admin’s Attack on 62 Million Women’s Health Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) made the following statement after the Trump Administration issued rules allowing employers, schools, and insurers to deny birth control coverage on "moral" grounds. This action undermines the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all insurance plans must cover birth control with no copay. “Here we go again, another Trump attack on women’s health. Trump’s newest actions will put at risk the health of 62 million women and girls who c... Read more

  • 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