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.

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

Apr 10, 2019 Press Release

Following the announcement that the NYC Health Commissioner issued a mandate for all those living, working, or residing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to be vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who represents parts of Williamsburg, issued the following statement:

Apr 10, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

 

This weekly update is coming early this week as the House has finished up voting with Democrats heading to our Issues Conference in Virginia this afternoon. While we were only in DC for a short time this week, we still got a lot done. Below are some highlights.

Apr 5, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This week, the House passed important bills to expand and renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), condemn the Trump Administration’s latest effort to take away Americans’ health care, and to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. I was proud to vote for and support these measures and am especially pleased to tell you that VAWA included a provision I authored to continue and increase funding to process DNA evidence, including untested rape kits, which helps victims get justice and put perpetrators behind bars.
Mar 29, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I’m writing today with another weekly update to fill you in on some key votes I took in Washington and a new report and piece of legislation I unveiled today.
Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) joined with federal employees, workers’ rights advocates and unions to introduce legislation that would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees.
Oct 16, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY  –  Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) rang the opening bell at NASDAQ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and held a press conference to discuss the importance of funding research. Rep. Maloney was joined by the President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chair William Lauder, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, President of the American Medical Women’s Association Dr. Connie B.

Jul 10, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with New York City elected officials and representatives from local and national women’s organizations to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. 

Apr 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today wrote to Secretaries Alex Azar, Alexander Acosta and Steven Mnuchin urging them to withdraw a proposed rule from their Departments that will endanger Americans’ health. The proposed rule, from February 21, would extend the allowable duration of short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance from three months to up to twelve months. These STLD plans are often referred to as “junk insurance” because of the substandard coverage they provide.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) sent a letter Thursday formally requesting that the Joint Economic Committee hold a hearing anti-competitive practices in the prescription drug market. The Congresswoman’s request is in reaction to a lawsuit led by 45 state Attorneys General and the Department of Justice against 18 prescription drug manufacturers alleging collusion to artificially inflate drug prices and increase profits.

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