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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Nov 3, 2011 Press Release

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Joe Crowley, Peter King, Charles Rangel, and Steve Israel announced that they have successfully secured a Medicare payment improvement resulting in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) receiving $28 million more each year from the federal government to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to New Yorkers. MSKCC is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, and one of the leading cancer centers in the United States. Due to technological and scientific advancements, which many MSKCC clinicians and researchers have played an important role, more and more cancer patients are receiving care in an outpatient setting instead of inpatient hospital stays. But payment from the federal government for this type of care has been woefully inadequate and out-of-date, creating a funding challenge for hospitals like MSKCC to advance high quality cancer care to patients.

Sep 23, 2011 Press Release

New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today noted the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the package of health care reforms signed by President Obama, applauding the law’s wide impact in just its first year of enactment.

 

May 3, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Charles Dent (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, “The Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act” (H.R. 1676), which would update federal regulation of tanning beds with the aim of limiting the amount of UV rays emitted by tanning beds and the period of time consumers may be exposed to harmful radiation.
Mar 8, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with cosponsors Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Pete Stark (D-CA) today introduced “The Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act,” legislation which would authorize the President to provide assistance to prevent and treat women suffering from obstetric fistula, a horrific and debilitating condition that occurs in women after prolonged labor, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Arab States.
Jan 20, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today made the following statement on the House floor during debate on the Republican bill to repeal health care reforms:
Oct 28, 2010 Press Release

New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today highlighted new data that show that a total of 8,100 seniors in her 14th Congressional District will receive $250 ‘donut hole’ checks in 2010 as part of the new Health Care Reform law signed by President Obama. The checks are meant to begin the process of closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap that occurs when annual drug expenditures exceed $2,830 for any recipient of Medicare Part “D” coverage.

Sep 23, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney hailed new rules taking effect today under the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama six months ago.

"These first reforms will start the process of holding insurance companies accountable, lowering overall health care costs for families, and guaranteeing more health care choices for New Yorkers and all Americans," Rep. Maloney said. "These are important changes that will make a real, practical difference and improve people's lives, starting today.”

Aug 13, 2010 Press Release
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the release this week of the third round of tax-free $250 checks from the federal government to seniors who are caught in the dreaded “donut hole” contained in the Medicare Prescription Drug program. The one-time $250 payments are being mailed out every few weeks, as more and more seniors hit the donut hole.
Jul 22, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) condemns the Obama Administration’s decision to deny women who enroll in high-risk pools the right to abortion coverage except in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.  There is no exception for the health of the mother.  Congresswoman Maloney sent a letter to President Obama urging him to repeal the rules.  

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