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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Sep 21, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House and Senate this week passed 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 6, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Following Dr. John Agwunobi’s resignation on September 4th as Chair of the Bush Administration’s 9/11 Health Task Force, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Ed Towns (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt and asked if he intends to name a replacement for Dr. Agwunobi in the near future.  In their letter (click here for a copy of the letter), the lawmakers also asked when HHS intends to release its plan to medically monitor and treat everyone exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Sep 5, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Hillary Clinton (NY), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today unveiled a newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that details serious flaws in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) second program seeking to address the indoor contamination resulting from the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as the Agency’s ability to deal with future disasters involving indoor environmental impacts.  The GAO is the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress charged with auditing and evaluating Government programs and activities.
Jun 7, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) made the following statement today after voting for the “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act” (S.5), which passed the House, 247 to 176:
May 3, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - To end the Bush Administration’s refusal to fund programs that could help save the lives of millions of women and babies around the world, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced the “Repairing Young Women’s Lives around the World Act” (H.R. 2114).  The bipartisan bill would mandate $34 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to prevent, treat, and renew the hopes of women suffering from obstetric fistula, a horrific and debilitating condition found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Arab States. 
Feb 27, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As the Washington Post reported today, the Food and Drug Administration has quietly decided to strip $1.2 million out of its Office of Women’s Health’s $4 million budget. This drastic cut, which could be the first step toward eliminating the office altogether, could cripple the office and halt its programmatic operations for the rest of the year.
Feb 9, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of lawmakers are reintroducing legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate intended to give Americans better warning about the cancer risks associated with the use of tanning beds. The Tanning Accountability and Notification Act (TAN Act, H.R. 945) would direct the Food and Drug Administration to re-examine the warning label on tanning beds with the purpose of ensuring that it most effectively communicates the risk of skin cancer and other serious skin conditions.
Feb 6, 2007 Press Release
New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) issued a ringing denunciation of President George Bush’s proposed cuts to America’s teaching hospitals.  “The President’s budget proposals would devastate teaching hospitals and exert a massive and disproportionately negative impact on New York City’s world-class hospitals, medical schools, and research institutions,” said Rep. Maloney.
Jan 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 255 - 170 to approve H.R. 4, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, which requires Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices on behalf of millions of American seniors.  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a longtime proponent of allowing Medicare to use its purchasing power to reduce drug costs, hailed the vote as a victory not only for seniors, but for the American taxpayer, as well.
Nov 1, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Today, NY Seniors, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, NY Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman, Councilman Dan Garodnick, Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, and experts from the Medicare Rights Center gathered in Midtown to protest the closure of the only walk-in Medicare help center in the New York metropolitan area.  The Center provided a vital service for senior citizens and disabled individuals who are experiencing problems with Medicare or are facing confusing choices about the Medicare prescription drug program.

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