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

Feb 10, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) was denied an opportunity to speak or submit testimony at a public hearing held by the Justice Department that was scheduled to gather public comment on its National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination. Instead of accepting Congresswoman Maloney’s statement or written testimony, she was asked to leave by an official who suggested that if she did not leave security would be called.
Feb 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - An analysis of President Bush’s proposed FY06 budget shows that many of the deep cuts to domestic programs will adversely affect New York City. The budget proposal includes across the board cuts for non-security spending, much of which will is targeted at low-income Americans. Among the cuts that will hurt New Yorkers the most are:
Feb 2, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - More than three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a number of Ground Zero rescue workers and area residents are suffering from long-term health effects, but the federal government still has not adequately supplied them with health monitoring and compensation. To alert lawmakers to their continuing needs, a group of sick 9/11 responders and area residents are in Washington and will sit in the balcony for the State of the Union speech. In addition, New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Jerrold Nadler (NY-8), Major Owens (NY-11), Tim Bishop (NY-1) and New Jersey Senator Job Corzine, who are helping host the responders and residents, sent a letter today to new Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, urging him to provide adequate funds for 9/11 health effects early in his tenure (PDF of letter).
Feb 1, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) introduced two pieces of legislation to expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the law that protects employees who need time off from work to care for a newborn or a sick spouse, parent, or child.
Feb 1, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - Today at Penn Station, before a trip to Washington, D.C. to speak directly to members of Congress and for several, to attend the President’s State of the Union address, a coalition of Ground Zero first responders, area residents, medical experts, and public officials urged Washington leaders to improve the federal response to the lasting and significant health impacts of 9/11.
Jan 25, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is violating the law by delaying its decision on granting over-the-counter (OTC) status for the morning-after pill, says the law’s author. A rider attached to the FY05 Agriculture Appropriations bill prohibits the FDA from actions that run counter to its obligation to make decisions based on sound science, not political or ideological considerations (PDF of legislation - see Sec. 774). However, by extending its timeline and continuing deliberation on whether to grant OTC for the Plan B ® contraceptive, the FDA is ignoring the intent of Congress and the overwhelming recommendation of its own scientific panel.
Jan 19, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY- This afternoon, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) announced a $200,000 federal appropriation for the Rape Crisis Intervention Program (RCIP) at Beth Israel Medical Center. The RCIP will use the federal funds to educate young adults - the segment of our population most vulnerable to sexual assault and victimization - about rape prevention. Following Congresswoman Maloney’s announcement, Carole Sher, the Director of the RCIP, offered those in attendance a “Top Ten” list of the most important things young people and adults should keep in mind to help prevent sexual violence.
Jan 13, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14), Michael Michaud (ME-02) and a bipartisan group of 95 of their colleagues urged the Justice Department to help rape victims avoid unwanted pregnancies by including the option of emergency contraception (EC) in its National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (PDF of letter). The Department’s first-ever medical guidelines for treating sexual-assault victims currently excludes any mention of EC, commonly called the “Morning-After Pill,” even though earlier draft versions did contain references to EC.
Jan 12, 2005 Press Release
 QUEENS, NY- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) will be announcing today a $1,090,000 federal appropriation for the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens to assist with both the expansion of its Comprehensive Cancer Center and the creation of parking facilities for patients.
Nov 23, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens & Manhattan) has secured almost $1.4 million in federal funds for health care providers in New York City. In the Omnibus Appropriations bill (HR 4818) that passed Congress on Friday, Maloney was able to procure funding for four projects undertaken by city health care providers:

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