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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More on Health

Jun 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ) have introduced the “Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Populations Act of 2009,” HR 3069,  legislation that would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, comparative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, which has never before been completed.
Jun 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the House passage today of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1256). The bill for the first time gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the advertising, marketing, and manufacturing of tobacco products. The Senate approved its version of the legislation yesterday; the bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature, which is expected shortly.





Jun 11, 2009 Press Release
New York, NY – A group of 12 elected officials wrote this week to Mayor Michael Bloomberg to urge the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to use the former Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital at 492 First Avenue to provide nursing and sub-acute care for the East Side’s growing senior population. A copy of the elected officials’ letter can be found below. In March 2008, the EDC and the Health and Hospitals Corporation issued a request for proposals to redevelop the building, currently used as an intake center for the homeless, as a hotel and conference center if the homeless shelter is moved.
May 28, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) reintroduced legislation on vaccine safety (H.R. 2618) that would improve the current system for vaccine safety monitoring in this country.
May 28, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) have reintroduced a bill (H.R. 2617) that puts in statute definite timelines for the elimination of mercury from vaccines. Given the increasing concerns about mercury exposures and our ability to eliminate this particular exposure, this bill completes actions begun several years ago to ban mercury from vaccines.
Apr 22, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney offered the following statement about today's hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009. This legislation would address the health crisis caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by providing medical monitoring and treatment for those exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, and providing compensation for economic losses due to illnesses or injuries caused by the attacks.
Mar 9, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON—In response to President Obama’s signing of an Executive Order today relaxing rules governing stem cell research, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement:
Jan 23, 2009 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement upon President Obama’s announcement today to repeal the “global gag rule.”

“President Obama, in his first days, is well on his way to reversing 8 years of misguided policy,” Rep. Maloney said. “In repealing the global gag rule, President Obama has stopped the export of our divisive politics and renewed the export of our rights and values of free speech and expression. I proudly stand with him and will work within Congress to increase funding for family planning services abroad so that women’s lives may be treated with the respect they deserve-- and help achieve our overall foreign policy goals of increasing democracy abroad,” Maloney concluded.

Jan 22, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement upon the 36th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

“Today, on the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision and the second day of the Obama administration, reproductive rights advocates have reason to celebrate,” she said.
Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined a sizable majority of her House colleagues in passing, for a third time, an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).  President Bush twice vetoed a similar measure in the last Congress, but President-elect Obama is expected to sign the new bill once he takes office.

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