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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Aug 26, 2005 Press Release
 

News of Program’s Disappearance Comes as Administration’s Attempt to Take Back $125 Million In 9/11 Workers’ Aid Advances

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to repeated requests for information by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently admitted that a medical monitoring program for federal 9/11 responders disappeared in 2003 against all anticipated protocol and medical expectations.

Aug 22, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) joined local activists in Huntington, NY to call for passage of The Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act (ALPhA), legislation introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) which seeks to protect the right of individual pharmacists to refuse to fill a prescription, while ensuring that pharmacies will fill all prescriptions without delay or harassment, even if a different pharmacist has to do it. Maloney and Israel are concerned by a report that a pharmacist at the Pathmark in Dix Hills refused to fill a prescription in March for emergency contraception pills and did not refer the medical professional calling in the prescription to another pharmacist at the store or to another pharmacy.
Aug 1, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today 19 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), again requested that President Bush respond to the question: “Are you opposed to contraception?”
Jul 29, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) urged Congress and the administration to step up the nation’s commitment to both programs, so that they can provide another 40 years of quality health care for elderly, disabled and financially challenged Americans. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law on July 30th, 1965.
Jul 21, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - A bus load of Ground Zero responders traveled from New York to Washington today, urging Congress and the President to stop a misguided attempt to take back $125 million in 9/11 aid meant to help injured workers.
Jun 23, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers today secured an agreement from Congressman Ralph Regula (R-OH), the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, to work to prevent $125 million in Ground Zero workers compensation aid from being taken back by the federal government.
Jun 16, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, five 9/11 responders - representing countless other Ground Zero workers with similar health and job loss experiences - traveled to Washington to urge the President and Congress to withdraw a plan to take back $125 million in 9/11 aid meant to help injured 9/11 workers with injury-related expenses. A summary of each of these responders' service at Ground Zero, the injuries they suffered, and their experiences seeking assistance, is available at: http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Sept11/061605participants.pdf.
Jun 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The president’s proposal to take back $125 million in 9/11 funds meant for responders, recovery workers and victims became concrete today. A House Appropriations Subcommittee deleted the $125 million from the 9/11 funds in the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill it marked up today. The money is part of the $21.4 billion 9/11 recovery package promised by the president in a Rose Garden press conference.
Jun 2, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - This week, 23 Members of the New York Congressional delegation urged President Bush to withdraw a proposal in his Fiscal Year 2006 budget that would rescind $125 million in federal funds designated for 9/11 workers compensation and job retraining aid.
May 31, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, eight New York Members of Congress urged James Nicholson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to keep the Manhattan VA Hospital open and to make access to health care services for New York veterans easier.

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