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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More on Health

Mar 20, 2010 Press Release
Washington D.C. – More than two million women have lost their health insurance since the recession began due to their own job loss or their spouse’s job loss, according to new estimates from the Joint Economic Committee.
Feb 24, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today voted to pass the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, H.R. 4626, which will repeal the anti-trust exemption for health insurance companies, requiring them to compete fairly and adhere to the same anti-trust laws as other companies.

Jan 25, 2010 Press Release
New York, NY – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) were joined by Cosmopolitan Magazine Editor-in-Chief Kate White, American Academy of Dermatology member Dr. Ellen Marmur, oncology nurse Rajni Kannan, and melanoma survivor and former Miss Maryland Brittany Lietz Cicala to announce Tuesday’s introduction in Congress of the Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act. This bill would expand federal regulation of tanning beds with the aim of limiting the amount of UV rays emitted by tanning beds and the time consumers may be exposed to harmful radiation. More information on the new bill follows.
Jan 22, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney issued the following statement in honor of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court landmark decision, Roe v. Wade.

“Today marks the 37th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. Roe v. Wade provided women with the freedom to choose a safe medical option and allowed them to have control over their own bodies and reproductive lives. On this anniversary we must reaffirm our commitment to preserving women’s access to reproductive health care, including the legal right to an abortion.
Nov 7, 2009 Press Release
Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Stupak/Pitts amendment which plainly discriminates against women, puts women’s health at risk, and marks an unprecedented restriction on people who pay for their own health insurance.
Nov 7, 2009 Press Release
Last Sunday, 42,000 people gathered in my hometown of  New York City to run the NYC marathon while 2 million more people watched, cheered, and marveled at those who accepted the challenge of running 26.2 miles.  It is likely that each participant had a different reason for running, but the ultimate goal was the same:  to finish, to succeed, and to accomplish a goal.  As Greek legend explains, the concept of the marathon comes from the long distance a messenger ran to deliver the important news that the battle had been won.  Madam Speaker, as we stand here today to debate a historical bill that will substantially improve the delivery of health care in America, we are the runners at mile 25.  The cheers are the loudest, the anticipation is the greatest, and the end, while near, seems very far away.  Despite all of the noise, the message is clear: now is the time for health care reform, now is the time to take care of all Americans, now is the time to make sure that families are not forced to see loved ones die because they did not get the care they need and deserve.
Oct 29, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today offered the following statement upon the introduction of  the “Affordable Health Care for America Act”:

 

Sep 10, 2009 Press Release
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Washington D.C. -  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney released the following statement on the release of the Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance.  The report shows that at the end of the Bush Administration, the number of uninsured Americans rose to over 46 million nationwide.  In New York, 2.6 million, or 13.6 percent of the population did not have health insurance.  
Sep 9, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney offered remarks after the President Obama's speech to the Joint Session tonight:

"President Obama made an eloquent and specific case for health care reform tonight. He made it clear that he won't sign a bill that forces consumers to switch health care coverage and doctors they like-- or that adds to the deficit. His plan will require insurance companies to accept customers regardless of pre-existing conditions. And none of these reforms will put Medicare at risk; seniors will continue to obtain under that government-run program with a very high satisfaction rate. I believe the House will pass these reforms—including a 'public option'—and that we will have made a giant leap forward on what the late Senator Kennedy described as 'that great unfinished business of our society.' "

Aug 6, 2009 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), along with Rep. Elijah Cummings and Rep. Jim Moran released a JEC new report entitled, “Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform: An Essential Prescription for Women.” The report reveals that during the recession, women are experiencing a double-whammy of lost health insurance as they lose their insurance due to either their own or their spouse’s job loss. In addition, the JEC report chronicles the vulnerability created by women’s dependence on their spouse’s employer-sponsored health insurance, the unique risk of un-insurance for younger and older women, and the spike in newly uninsured children of unemployed single mothers.

To access the new JEC report, click here.

 

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