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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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:

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

“The Senate Republicans' so-called healthcare bill is deceptively named and disastrously constructed, especially for New York. This bill, drafted in secret, is just as cruel as the one every Democrat opposed in the House. Instead of expanding access to healthcare as promised by the President, it will  rip away health insurance from millions of New Yorkers. Instead of making premiums more affordable as promised, it will cause New Yorkers' premiums to increase.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Following the Congressional Budget Office’s release of an updated analysis of the American Health Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A broad array of leading advocates for women’s rights spoke out today about the tremendous harm the Republican health care bill, also known as Trumpcare, will have on women all across the country.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Following House passage of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement.

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) reintroduced the Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act to help Medicare beneficiaries with low vision lead healthy, safe, and independent lives.

This legislation would create a five-year national demonstration project administered by the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the economic impact of allowing reimbursement for low vision devices under the Social Security Act which are currently excluded from Medicare coverage.

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following news that Republicans have delayed the House vote on the American Health Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Following the release of the House Republican’s health care plan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement:

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