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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Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation to study the health effects of feminine hygiene products. The  Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708), directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other chemical additives like chlorine, colorants and fragrances, pose health risks.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted to support a bipartisan deal that will preserve and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program and permanently fix the Medicare physician payment system so that doctors can continue providing care to senior citizens. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) was approved by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 392-37 and now heads to the Senate. President Obama has already announced his support for the measure.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today hailed a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which shows that the Affordable Care Act has helped more than a million New Yorkers gain access to affordable health coverage, and saved those who already had insurance millions of dollars in reduced costs.

Dec 30, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today urged Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy to take action on gun violence and other public health issues. In her letter, Maloney called for better efforts to understand gun violence and continued action in addressing skin cancer.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today lauded the inclusion of $50 million in funding for the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program. The funding level represents a doubling of the previous year’s funding level of $25 million. The program, created by Congress in 2009, fosters groundbreaking research on cancers relevant to service members and their families. Maloney and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led 20 other members in writing to congressional appropriators to request the increased funding.

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"Since the first case of Ebola reached our shores, I have listened to many New Yorkers who are understandably concerned about the prospect of the disease spreading further within our borders. I believe there is no country better prepared to confront the challenges Ebola poses and many steps have already been taken to ensure that the general population is protected. Below you will find answers to many of the questions you may have about Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Department of Health. Please check back for updates." - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today applauded the Surgeon General’s call to action on skin cancer. Last year, Maloney established the bipartisan Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus. Maloney also succeeded in passing legislation in 2007 which led to the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to reclassify UV tanning lamps as Class II medical devices, necessitating warning labels indicating the products should not be used by those under 18 years old.

Mar 28, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK - Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s House approval, by voice vote, of H.R. 4302, a bill to extend the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to determine Medicare fees for physician services:

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