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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Sep 27, 2021 In The News

With margins extremely tight on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden can hardly afford to lose any Democratic votes if he wants to get his signature, multi-trillion dollar social spending bill across the finish line.

That gives every Democrat a chance to throw their weight around as part of negotiations, and some New Yorkers are embracing the opportunity.

Sep 21, 2021 In The News

The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing to examine states' efforts to restrict abortion access, Democrats on the committee said Tuesday.

The hearing is set for Sept. 30 and will focus on the spike in state-level anti-abortion laws and their health and economic impact on patients. According to the committee, the hearing will also examine possible federal legislative action to "protect and expand abortion rights and access."

Sep 21, 2021 In The News

The House Oversight Committee is planning to examine states’ abortion restrictions and will hear testimonies from House Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)on their own abortion experiences. 

Sep 2, 2021 In The News

Two House committees are stepping up their investigation into the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a controversial Alzheimer’s drug, requesting a raft of information on how the agency made the decision, who was involved

Sep 2, 2021 In The News

Two powerful congressional committees investigating the controversial federal approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, demanded extensive information and documents from the Food and Drug Administration in a letter released on Thursday, making it clear that the committees’ leaders are troubled by unusual actions the agency took in the course of evaluating and approving the drug.

Aug 31, 2021 In The News

Purdue Pharma launched a behind-the-scenes effort in recent days aimed at discouraging the Justice Department from appealing a pending multibillion-dollar bankruptcy settlement for the OxyContin-maker.

Aug 25, 2021 In The News

On August 19, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a new report highlighting that NY-12 families with marketplace health plans could see, on average, $6,900 in health care savings as a result of the American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats in Congress and signed by President Biden.

Aug 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Rep. Diana DeGette, Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus; Rep. Barbara Lee, Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus; and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Committee on Oversight and Reform Member and Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, announced a resolution in support of equitable, science-based policies governing access to medication abortion care.

Aug 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution to designate August as National Health Care Awareness Month. This designation would bring attention to all the ways in which health care affects all Americans – as a nation and as individuals. 

 

Currently, approximately 32.8 million people under the age of 65 and approximately 4.4 million children are uninsured– with individuals of color at a higher risk of lacking insurance.