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WASHINGTON, DC - To determine when New York City will receive the flu vaccine it has purchased from European suppliers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) has officially requested a timeline of the process from Acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Lester Crawford (PDF of letter). Today’s letter follows up questions of Crawford by Maloney at a congressional hearing last week and a letter from nine members of the New York Congressional Delegation on November 15 asking Commissioner Crawford to expedite the process (PDF). New York City, working with the states of Illinois and New Mexico, has worked to acquire 200,000 does of vaccine from the European suppliers.
U.S. Rep. Maloney Releases Congressional Report: New Medicare Drug Cards Limit Benefits to New York Seniors
NEW YORK, NY - U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) today released a Congressional study that found new Medicare drug cards provide few and limited discounts to seniors in her New York City district. The drug cards, which require seniors to commit for a full year while allowing insurers to change benefits weekly, are part of the Bush administration’s alteration of Medicare provisions. Rep. Maloney announced the findings while meeting with seniors at a meeting of Selfhelp Queensview / North Queensview NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community).
NEW YORK, NY - New York’s Congressional Democrats, including Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Maurice Hinchey, Elliot Engel, Anthony Weiner, and Major Owens, released a report today outlining the issues on which the Bush administration has been detrimental to New York. The Republican National Convention will be held in New York City in two weeks, and it is likely that at that time the GOP will paint a rosy picture of its treatment of New York - a picture discounted by this Congressional report.
NEW YORK HOSPITALS WILL LOSE MILLIONS IN FEDERAL AID WITH CHANGE IN FORMULA, SAYS A UNITED NY DELEGATION
WASHINGTON, DC - Eighty New York hospitals stand to lose approximately $65 million in FY05 and $700 million over the next 10 years in Medicare reimbursements because three New Jersey counties with much lower average hourly wages have been unnecessarily added onto the current New York metropolitan statistical area (MSA), say a united group of New York Members of Congress. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Mark McClellan, Reps. Charles Rangel (Harlem), Peter King (Seaford), Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and the entire New York delegation urge McClellan to reverse his decision to expand the New York MSA and instead maintain the current boundaries for the purposes of the Medicare program (PDF of letter).
WASHINGTON, DC - To lead the federal government’s effort to combat often-overlooked women’s health issues, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) and 35 of their colleagues have introduced the “Women’s Health Office Act of 2004.” The bill would make permanent women’s health offices within five federal agencies - the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort break a deadlock with the Administration over international family planning funding and end the horrible problem of obstetric fistula, Rep. Maloney (NY-14), along with 10 Members of Congress, sent a letter today to President Bush urging him to fund United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) global campaign to end fistula and support HR 3810, Repairing Young Women’s Lives Around the World. (PDF of letter) The Members have struggled against the Administration over UNFPA since 2002, when the Bush Administration first withheld the United States’s contribution to the organization.
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, President George Bush delivered his annual State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Following the speech, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who was in attendance, issued the following statement, advocating new, different proposals for job creation, health care and homeland security:
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Roosevelt Island, Manhattan and Queens) joined Hank Carter, President and Founder of Wheelchair Charities, at a ceremony donating wheelchairs to patients of Coler-Goldwater Hospital. Wheelchair Charities raises over $1 million annually to provide wheelchairs, equipment and other amenities to disabled patients at Coler-Goldwater Hospital. At today’s ceremony, dozens of people were given new wheelchairs, and hospital administrators demonstrated some of the sophisticated diagnostic, rehabilitative and communications equipment purchased by Wheelchair Charities and donated to the hospital.
NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and leading medical professionals from New York University Medical Center announced the start of a $500,000 year long study to research the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to high breast cancer rates.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) was part of a panel discussion (along with Congressman Gregory Meeks, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and Deputy Commissioner of Health Judy Arnold) sponsored by www.CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org , a coalition of 3 foundations (including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and16 major national organizations (including AARP, the American Hospital Association, the Business Roundtable and AFL-CIO). This broad coalition of organizations has united to raise public awareness about the extent of the problem of the uninsured.