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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Oct 29, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a town hall at Bellevue Hospital with Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried, Open Enrollment Specialists, Patient Advocates, and District 12 constituents to kick off the 2018 Open Enrollment Season beginning on November 1 and to highlight the importance of the Affordable Care Act for millions of Americans.

Oct 27, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY— Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined student leaders and advocates to seek new ways to tackle the inadequate sexual assault reporting processes currently employed on college campuses nationwide. The members announced a new effort to track sexual assaults on college campuses through a standardized, national survey and discussed ways to combat the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of Title IX protections for student victims. Sexual assault is a pervasive problem all students contend with during their tenure on campus.

Oct 23, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President & CEO Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Director at the U.S. Mint Office of Design & Management April Stafford, and Roslyn Goldstein, Rebecca Scheinkman, and Deborah Kruletwitch—all women directly impacted by breast cancer—to formally unveil the design of the nation’s first-ever Commemorative Coin to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. This is also the first coin the U.S.

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will end cost sharing reduction (CSRs) payments for health insurance plans, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of a new rule allowing all employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the Pro-Choice Caucus and House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, released the following statement:

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez   (NY-7), NYC Council Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson, and Patient Advocate Peter Morley gathered on the steps of City Hall to condemn the latest Senate Republican Healthcare plan, commonly known as Graham-Cassidy. They were joined by State Senator Liz Krueger; Assembly Members Richard Gottfried and Rebecca Seawright; City Council Member Jumaane Williams; Dr.

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to Senator John McCain’s decision to oppose the latest Senate Republican Healthcare plan, commonly known as Graham-Cassidy. On Monday, September 25th, at 11am on the steps of City Hall, Rep. Maloney will gather with other elected officials and health advocates at a press conference to call for additional Senate Republicans to join Senator McCain and kill this bill. 

 

Aug 1, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Following the failure of Senate Republicans’ proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a roundtable at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue with healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and concerned constituents to discuss the future of the health care law. The group focused on steps forward, strategies for strengthening the ACA, and ways to combat Administration efforts to undermine the landmark legislation.

Jun 30, 2017 Press Release

Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a video today highlighting the impact TrumpCare would have on American families. The video features Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee.

Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After the Congressional Budget Office released its final assessment of the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

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