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.

Vaccines: Congresswoman Maloney believes that vaccines are safe, effective, and absolutely essential for public health by preventing the suffering and costs of infectious diseases, and has been continually supportive of programs and legislation that would ensure people have access to vaccines both at home and abroad. She has and continues to work with her colleagues to combat misinformation about vaccines and encourages all families to follow the guidance of their doctors. Read more.

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Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined health care professionals, union leaders, and educators to re-introduce her Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act. The bill will alleviate the burden of student loan debt resulting from medical/professional healthcare training for frontline health workers who have made significant contributions to the ongoing health response against COVID-19.

 

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) marked the 11th anniversary of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) today by praising provisions of the American Rescue Plan that would increase affordability and accessibility to healthcare under the ACA. The plan builds on the ACA’s critical benefits by lowering the cost of premiums through federal subsidies and expanding eligibility for those subsidies to millions of Americans.

 

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, today voted with her colleagues to send the American Rescue Plan Act to President Biden for his signature.

 

The Congresswoman spoke on the floor Wednesday morning, urging all her colleagues to join her in voting to pass the bill. You can read those remarks, as prepared for delivery, here.

 

Feb 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, voted to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Funding and assistance from this bill is expected to deliver more than $70 billion to New York State, its communities, and its families.

Feb 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and John Rutherford (R-FL) relaunched the Congressional Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus in the 117th Congress. Representatives Maloney and Rutherford will serve as co-chairs of this bipartisan caucus dedicated to educating Congress and the American public on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

 

Representatives Maloney and Rutherford released the following joint statement:

 

Feb 20, 2021 Newsletter

Dear friend, 

  

Yesterday, during the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’s briefing on ensuring vaccine equity, I highlighted the great need that New York and other states have for an increased coronavirus vaccine supply, especially given that this shortage has disproportionately affected minority, rural, and low-income communities. 

  

Feb 19, 2021 In The News

For years, anti-abortion advocates have claimed the abortion pill is dangerous. In 2000, when the U.S.

Jan 27, 2021 In The News

Amid a year of crises and uncertainty, one thing has remained constant for many of us: our periods.

Dec 28, 2020 In The News

A new pilot study funded by the Food and Drug Administration could be the first step toward lifting restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

The program, called Assessing Donor Variability and New Concepts in Eligibility (Advance), has been launched by three of the nation’s largest blood centers — the American Red Cross, Vitalant and OneBlood.

Dec 17, 2020 In The News

Two members of the Sackler family who served on the board of Purdue Pharma in 2018 testified before the U.S. House under threat of subpoena Thursday, where they answered questions about their role in the opioid epidemic.

Lawmakers on the Committee on Oversight and Reform peppered David and Dr. Kathe Sackler with questions in the at-times testy hearing.