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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More on Health

Jan 30, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a longtime women’s health advocate, has introduced “The Robin Danielson Act” (H.R. 5181), legislation that directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research and determine the extent to which the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other tampon additives pose any health risks to women.  The bill also asks the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect and report information on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a rare and potentially life-threatening bacterial illness which research has associated with tampon use in women.  The bill is named for a woman who died from the illness.

Jan 22, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement today after the House failed to muster the 2/3 majority needed to override the President’s veto of the revised State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP (HR 3963), legislation that would have provided 10 million children with health care coverage:

Jan 21, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today on the 35th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion:

Jan 17, 2008 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, today released a report showing that worsening economic conditions will increase demand for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid, and called on colleagues in Congress to vote next Wednesday to override the President’s veto of H.R. 3963, legislation that would bring health coverage to approximately ten million children over the next five years.
Oct 25, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after voting for the revised Children’s Health Insurance bill (H.R. 3963), which passed the House, 265 to 142.  Earlier this month, President Bush denied 10 million low-income children health insurance when he vetoed the original bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance bill.  

Oct 18, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the House failed to muster the 2/3 majority needed to override the President’s veto of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 976), legislation that would have provided 10 million children with health care coverage.

Oct 17, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) today urged Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt to restore access to affordable birth control and other brand name prescription drugs for college and low-income women (full text of the letter below).  The Representatives’ concern stems from a provision of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) that went into effect earlier this year and inadvertently caused the price of many brand name prescription drugs - including birth control - to increase at “safety-net” health providers such as campus health centers and community clinics.     

Oct 3, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) spoke out against President Bush’s veto -only the fourth of his presidency- of legislation that would provide health care to 268,000 low-income children in New York and 10 million low-income children throughout the country.  The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act passed the House and Senate by overwhelming margins last week. 
Oct 2, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the President signed into law comprehensive drug safety legislation that included a key provision authored by Congresswoman Maloney to require better warnings about the cancer risks associated with the use of tanning beds.

Sep 26, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) backed bipartisan legislation that will provide health care to 268,000 low-income children in New York and 10 million low-income children throughout the country.  The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act reflected a House-Senate compromise and passed the House last night by a vote of 265 to 159.

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