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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Oct 28, 2010 Press Release

New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today highlighted new data that show that a total of 8,100 seniors in her 14th Congressional District will receive $250 ‘donut hole’ checks in 2010 as part of the new Health Care Reform law signed by President Obama. The checks are meant to begin the process of closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap that occurs when annual drug expenditures exceed $2,830 for any recipient of Medicare Part “D” coverage.

Sep 23, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney hailed new rules taking effect today under the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama six months ago.

"These first reforms will start the process of holding insurance companies accountable, lowering overall health care costs for families, and guaranteeing more health care choices for New Yorkers and all Americans," Rep. Maloney said. "These are important changes that will make a real, practical difference and improve people's lives, starting today.”

Aug 13, 2010 Press Release
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the release this week of the third round of tax-free $250 checks from the federal government to seniors who are caught in the dreaded “donut hole” contained in the Medicare Prescription Drug program. The one-time $250 payments are being mailed out every few weeks, as more and more seniors hit the donut hole.
Jul 22, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) condemns the Obama Administration’s decision to deny women who enroll in high-risk pools the right to abortion coverage except in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.  There is no exception for the health of the mother.  Congresswoman Maloney sent a letter to President Obama urging him to repeal the rules.  

Jun 24, 2010 Press Release

Madam Speaker,

I rise in support of HR 3962 which will protect patient access to their doctors and prevent a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors, boosts physician payments by 2.2 percent through November 30. 

Apr 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) hailed the IRS’s announcement this week that parents may now make pre-tax payments toward the cost of adding their children under age 27 to their employer-provided health insurance plans.
Apr 20, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) urged eligible New York small businesses to take advantage a substantial new health care tax credit available this year, thanks to the health care reform bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Small businesses that provide -or begin providing- health care to their employees, have fewer than 25 workers, and have less than $50,000 in average annual wages per employee are eligible for the credit. The maximum credit available under the new law is equal to 35% of employers’ health care costs – with the maximum amount rising to 50% by 2014.

Mar 23, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Health care reforms signed by the President today include longtime legislative proposals of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her bill to create Women’s Health Offices in five Federal agencies and provisions to protect working mothers who are breastfeeding their infants and need breaks to express milk during the workday were both included in the reforms.
Mar 22, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today issued this statement on the historic health care reform package passed by the House.

“This approval of health care reform—after decades of trying—is historic, and I’m proud to have been part of the Majority approving it under Speaker Pelosi’s tenacious leadership and President Obama’s dedication.

Mar 21, 2010 Press Release

Madam Speaker,

This is an historic vote.

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