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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Oct 25, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, on his nationally-syndicated radio show, right-wing host Rush Limbaugh accused Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, of acting and exaggerating his symptoms in recent television ads for pro-stem cell research candidates.

Aug 24, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Food and Drug Administration said it will make the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill available without a prescription for women 18 and over. Plan B will remain available as a prescription-only product for women age 17 and under. For 3 years FDA had refused to approve applications to give Plan B over-the-counter status despite the fact that in 2003, FDA's own panel of experts vote voted 23-4 in favor of over-the-counter status for Plan B.

Aug 10, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) urged Veterans Administration (VA) Secretary James Nicholson to use his visit on Friday to the Veterans Administration Hospital on 23rd Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan (the “Manhattan VA Hospital”) to announce that the Bush Administration will be keeping open both the Manhattan and Brooklyn VA Hospitals (letter to Nicholson).
Jul 19, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) spoke out against President Bush’s veto of HR 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.  Bush used the first veto of his presidency to strike down HR 810; the bill would expand federal funding for stem cell research projects that use embryos from fertility clinics that would otherwise be discarded.

Jul 17, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) and the Women’s Outreach Network held an event at Knickerbocker Plaza in Manhattan offering free mammograms to New Yorkers age 40 and older.
May 17, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today on Capitol Hill, leaders from the political community, the medical community and the fashion industry joined together to renew their call for a better warning about the severe health risks of tanning beds. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Dr. Marta Van Beek of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, spoke out in support of the TAN Act (H.R. 4767), which was introduced earlier this year by Maloney and Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) and would direct the Food and Drug Administration to re-examine the warning label on tanning beds in order to effectively communicate the risk of skin cancer. Emily Konesky, a 19-year-old skin cancer victim from Buffalo who frequently used tanning beds, joined them to talk about the severe consequences of tanning bed use.

Feb 16, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the rate of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, grows in the United States, Members of Congress are pushing for full public awareness of the risks associated with indoor tanning. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) today introduced the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act (H.R. 4767), which would require Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning.
Oct 4, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The long-awaited study evaluating options for the future of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Veterans Hospitals was made available to New Yorkers recently and the results were shocking: every option explored in the study was misleadingly found to have the same impact on veterans health care and access to care.
Sep 19, 2005 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) spoke at a public hearing following Pricewaterhouse Coopers's presentation of its study on the feasability of consolidating or closing the Manhattan and Brooklyn VA Hospitals (Rep. Maloney's statement). U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Jim Nicholson, acting on the recommendation of the VA CARES Commission, authorized the study, which sets forth and evaluates nine options for consolidating or closing the facilities.

Sep 10, 2005 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, upon the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the effectiveness of medical monitoring programs for 9/11 health effects, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who requested the GAO study with Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT), provided the following responses:

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