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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May 31, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It has been a busy district work week here in NYC. After several weeks of votes in DC, it is great to have time to meet with constituents, receive updates on local projects and hear from community leaders. Here is a wrap up of these meetings and events.
May 30, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL), former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton, today hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of vaccines for public health in the wake of the measles outbreak in NYC. The Congresswomen were joined by Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College; Councilman Ben Kallos; Dr. Jason Schwartz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health; and Dr. Adam Ratner, Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at NYU Langone.
May 17, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We just had a historic moment on the floor of the House. I joined 235 of my colleagues to pass the Equality Act, sweeping new civil rights legislation that will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in all walks of life. I have fought for equality for my entire career and this is one of the proudest moments of my career in public service. Below is more information about the Equality Act’s historic reforms.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on Thursday voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of the American people – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This bill is a critical component of the For The People agenda. Following passage of the bill, the Congresswoman released the following statement.
May 10, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It was another busy week in Washington and I want to take the time to fill you in about what I’ve been up to and how Democrats are continuing to fight for our For The People agenda.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), today voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, to block the Trump Administration’s dangerous October 2018 guidance that gives states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. The Congresswoman issued the following statement after the vote.
Apr 29, 2019 Press Release
"On Monday, the first day of National Infant Immunization Week, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that at least 704 people in the United States have been sickened this year by measles. This is the greatest number of cases in a single year in 25 years, and makes it clear how absolutely vital it is for parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. More than 500 of the people infected were not, and more than one-third of the cases are children younger than 5.
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 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following an event launching the Black Maternal Health Caucus, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney released the following statement.