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 30, 2020 In The News

Major pharmaceutical companies raised drug prices exponentially by hundreds or thousands of percent to boost profits and executives’ bonuses, “taking full advantage” of Medicare rules, a House panel said Wednesday.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee this morning reported the findings, the first from its 18-month investigation into a dozen drug companies' pricing practices, ahead of two days of hearings with the manufacturers.

Sep 30, 2020 In The News

House Democrats are using the results of an 18-month investigation into prescription drug pricing practices to highlight the extent to which pharmaceutical companies take advantage of a lack of pricing limits in the United States.

Internal documents from several drugmakers, released by the Oversight and Reform Committee at a hearing Wednesday, show how the permissive U.S. pricing environment is central to companies' global business models, and how price increases were key to meeting earnings goals and boosting executives' pay.

Jul 31, 2020 Newsletter

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Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Thursday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass an amendment to prevent the Justice Department from spending any federal funds for the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
 

Jul 10, 2020 Newsletter

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Jul 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately take up and pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which was passed by the House earlier this week.

Apr 15, 2020 In The News

Four Queens lawmakers and students in Astoria are urging the New York City Department of Education to make feminine hygiene products available at all meal hubs throughout the city. 

Femstrate, founded by student leaders at the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, is receiving support from State Assemblywomen Catherine Nolan and Aravella Simotas along with Congresswomen Grace Meng and Carolyn Maloney. 

Jan 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the PUMP (Providing Urgent Maternal Protections) for Nursing Mothers Act. This bill will close unintentional gaps in the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act to ensure that millions of working mothers have the access and protections they need to breastfeed should they choose to do so.