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.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Congresswoman Maloney teamed up with Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to enact the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which was signed by President Obama on April 29, 2016. The bill establishes a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint that has the potential to raise an estimated $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. Coins will be available for purchase in 2018.
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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NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined caregivers, seniors, and members of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) today at the Florence Nightingale Health Care Center in the Upper East Side to draw attention to the long-term care staffing crisis facing New York's nursing homes and to build support for a solution. Excerpts from Representative Maloney's remarks at the event follow:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined several of her colleagues from the House and Senate, individuals suffering from various diseases which will benefit from stem cell research, and organizations supporting stem cell research to send a bipartisan, bicameral message to the President: as you come closer to making your final decisions, we urge you to allow the NIH guidelines to go forward.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After learning that there is a segment of the federal workforce that does not have any health insurance, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Wynn (D-MD), Davis (R-VA), Hoyer (D-MD), Morella (R-MD), and Moran (D-VA) has introduced a bill to study which federal employees are uninsured and why.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), along with nearly 40 co-sponsors, introduced legislation to increase funding for a national program to place medical professionals in underserved rural and urban areas of the country: the National Health Services Corps Reinvestment Act.
WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Robert G. Torricelli (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced legislation to ensure that individuals at high risk for osteoporosis have access to screening tests for the disease. The Early Detection and Prevention of Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Act of 2001 will require private insurance plans to cover bone mass (bone density) measurement testing for those at risk for developing the disease.
NEW YORK - Today, at the East Side Animal Hospital, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released a study revealing a whopping 150% price differential between prescriptions sold to humans on one hand and animals on another. At the press conference beleaguered New Yorkers - many of them seniors on Medicare - explained that they are unable to afford the skyrocketing prices for their prescription medications. Meanwhile, local veterinarians detailed just how inexpensive the same drugs are for cats and dogs.