Health

Congresswoman Maloney understands that the health of her constituents and all American citizens has to be prioritized for the country to grow and thrive.

Affordable Care Act and Health Care: All American citizens deserve to have access to good and affordable health care. Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans are able to secure affordable, quality and accessible health care. Signed into law in 2010, Americans of all ages are already seeing expanded health insurance coverage and cost savings. Congresswoman Maloney is a proud supporter of this historic law that makes for a healthier America and strengthens the country’s economic security. Read more.

Funding for the National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health is responsible for cutting edge research to develop novel, innovative, and ground-breaking medicine and technology that can cure diseases like Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries and organ failure. Congresswoman Maloney is a strong supporter of federal funding for NIH research to allow researchers at NIH to continue their life-saving work.

Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is one of the many diseases Congresswoman Maloney hopes will reap the benefits of federally funded medical research. The Congresswoman has worked hard to combat Parkinson’s disease by fighting for federal funding to support research on the disease, as well as by increasing public awareness about the challenges faced by millions of Americans suffering from Parkinson’s. Read More.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Congresswoman Maloney teamed up with Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to enact the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which was signed by President Obama on April 29, 2016. The bill establishes a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint  that has the potential to raise an estimated $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. Coins will be available for purchase in 2018. 

Skin Cancer Prevention: In 2007, Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act, which required the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning. Read more.

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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today met with seniors and Upper East Siders for Change at Stein Senior Center, to warn about how repeal  of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will raise drug costs while cutting healthcare for this demographic. The Congresswoman vowed to continue fighting Republican attempts to repeal the ACA without a viable replacement plan.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following House passage of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), issued the following statement praising the bill.

“The House’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act demonstrates our nation’s commitment to modernizing and strengthening healthcare and medical research.

Nov 30, 2016 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is asking the Food and Drug Administration to change its policy on accepting blood donations from men who engage in sexual activity with other men.

Under current FDA rules, men who have had sexual relations with another man are prohibited from donating blood for 12 months after their sexual interaction.

Oct 13, 2016 Press Release

New York—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Month luncheon in honor of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. Maloney took the opportunity to call for submissions to the U.S. Mint’s design competition, encouraging all artists to participate.

Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Skin Cancer Caucus co-chair, joined with Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) as well as Representatives David Joyce, Rosa DeLauro, and Evan Jenkins to introduce a resolution in support of state, local and community-level initiatives encouraging caregivers to take preventative measures against sunburns in the minors under their care.

Aug 17, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, I called on Congressional leadership to get serious about our nation’s response to Zika. I was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett and other local officials.

Aug 16, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Mayor Bill de Blasio were joined by Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett, Congressman Jose Serrano, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to demand that Congress take decisive action to combat the Zika virus and provide funding needed to adequately respond to Zika in the U.S. and develop a vaccine to protect our citizens. They also provided an update on what the city is doing right here at home to protect citizens from the virus.

Aug 2, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Warren Zysman, CEO of Addiction Case Interventions (ACI), Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and survivors of opioid addictions Jyvette Hillman, Eric Dominguez, and Sherman Morris, to call on Congress to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that President Obama signed into law Friday, July 22, 2016. CARA created over several new federal programs to combat opioid abuse, but Congress has yet to provide the funding for these new programs.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) said she was proud to vote for a bipartisan package of initiatives this week that are meant to address the current opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. However, as she mentioned in a floor speech yesterday, Rep. Maloney is concerned that this group of legislation fails to provide funding to implement these needed, life-saving initiatives.

May 9, 2016 In The News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its creation.

The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press that federal officials will hold a contest to pick artwork that will be displayed on the coin, which is expected to be released in 2018.

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