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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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.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, and others including breast cancer survivors at the United States Mint West Point Facility to strike the first Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. This commemorative three-coin program includes the first coin the U.S. Mint will issue in “pink gold,” a unique formula created especially in recognition of the color most closely associated with the fight against breast cancer.

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:

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