Lois Frankel believes that access to good quality affordable health care is essential for all Americans. Lois has always fought to protect Medicare, such as introducing the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act, supporting the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults During COVID-19 and Beyond Act, and co-sponsoring the Medicare for All Act of 2019.
Recent changes to Medicare helps seniors by reducing prescription drug costs, closing the Medicare Part D ‘donut hole’ coverage gap, providing free annual wellness visits and key preventive services, and ensuring they have the ability to access home- and community-based care through Medicaid with the Community First Choice Option. It also promotes women’s preventive health care, to include services like mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, and prenatal care covered with no cost sharing for new health plans. Lois will continue to work to keep these important provisions in law as she seeks further reform.
Here in South Florida, many of our neighbors and relatives rely on Social Security and Medicare. Our seniors have spent their entire lives contributing to these programs and they deserve to know that Social Security and Medicare will be there for them when they retire.
Making these programs solvent for the long term is vital to their continued survival. That is why Lois has fought against cuts to Social Security and passed proposals that will enhance benefits while making sure everyone pays their fair share in order to keep the fund solvent for future generations.
Lois also helped pass major cost savings for Medicare recipients that will allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, cap out-of-pocket prescription drug costs at $2,000 per year, and cap insulin costs at $35 per month.