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.

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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Mar 14, 2003 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) was part of a panel discussion (along with Congressman Gregory Meeks, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and Deputy Commissioner of Health Judy Arnold) sponsored by www.CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org , a coalition of 3 foundations (including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and16 major national organizations (including AARP, the American Hospital Association, the Business Roundtable and AFL-CIO). This broad coalition of organizations has united to raise public awareness about the extent of the problem of the uninsured.
Mar 13, 2003 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.): The House of Representatives passed legislation today to combat the West Nile virus. The Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (MASH) Act (H.R. 342) establishes federal grant and assessment programs to assist local authorities in operating strong mosquito control programs.

Feb 26, 2003 Press Release
"I rise to oppose H.R. 534. I am against human reproductive cloning. But I am concerned that the Weldon bill could exert a devastating impact on future life-saving research. And I fear that it will bring current research - that offers great promise - to a grinding halt."
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.): Mosquitoes be warned, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today to combat the West Nile virus at the local level. The Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (MASH) Act (H.R. 4793) establishes federal grant and assessment programs to help local authorities develop and implement strong mosquito abatement plans.
Jun 28, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Late Thursday night and into Friday morning, the House of Representatives voted on a Republican bill that subsidizes insurance companies and does not guarantee specific benefits to seniors who need prescription drugs. The bill passed 221 to 208. The Republicans debated their bill without allowing Democrats to propose any amendments or substitutes. Seniors can check to see how much money they would have saved with the Democratic plan versus the Republican plan by accessing

Jun 11, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Health subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives favorably reported HR 1784, The Women's Health Office Act, to the full committee. The bill was introduced last May by Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD). Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is the lead Democrat on the bipartisan bill.

Mar 20, 2002 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today,Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Connie Morella (R-MD) introduced legislation to keep science at the forefront of stem cell research. The Science of Stem Cell Research Act -- H.R. 4011 would create a bipartisan science-focused board to perform oversight and advisory function on behalf of Congress. Representatives James R. Langevin (D-RI), and Lane Evans (D-IL) are also original cosponsors of the bill.

Nov 9, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives this week appropriated $500,000 for a New York University Medical Center study on the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side, neighborhoods along the East River, and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to increased rates of breast cancer. The $500,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.
Sep 5, 2001 Press Release

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:

Jul 17, 2001 Press Release

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.

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