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 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.

 

Jul 20, 2009 Press Release
“Madam Speaker, this week – after consultation with leaders in the business community, organized labor, health care providers, patient groups, insurers, pharmaceutical makers, and small business owners – Democratic leaders introduced HR 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choice Act, which will expand access to health care, protect consumer choices, and enable over $500 billion in Medicare savings.

What is the Republicans’ answer to the health care crisis in America?

Here is a Chart of their plan.

Nothing. 

Our bill, Americas Affordable Health Choice Act, addresses the needs of all Americans, including the nearly 50 million without health insurance, by maintaining the freedom to chose individual health providers, improving care, and  increasing choice and competition with a new public option.

It’s time for our Republican colleagues to join us in getting serious about health care reform.”

To watch a video of Representative Maloney delivering this statement in the U.S. House of Representatives, click here

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Jul 14, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today praised the introduction of the historic American Affordable Health Choices Act. The House health care reform bill builds on what works in our health care system and fixes what’s broken—putting patients first, increasing access by offering a strong public plan, and reducing the burden of ballooning costs on American families, businesses, and our fiscal future.
Jul 14, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today offered the following statement on the ongoing health care reform negotiations:

“America's health care 'system' is broken. Too many people pay too much for coverage, too many others can't afford coverage, and overall our nation pays more for a health care system whose results are worse than other industrialized nations. It's wrong, it's been that way for far too long, and finally things are aligning in Washington to do something about it.
Jun 29, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ) have introduced the “Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Populations Act of 2009,” HR 3069,  legislation that would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, comparative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, which has never before been completed.
Jun 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the House passage today of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1256). The bill for the first time gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the advertising, marketing, and manufacturing of tobacco products. The Senate approved its version of the legislation yesterday; the bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature, which is expected shortly.





Jun 11, 2009 Press Release
New York, NY – A group of 12 elected officials wrote this week to Mayor Michael Bloomberg to urge the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to use the former Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital at 492 First Avenue to provide nursing and sub-acute care for the East Side’s growing senior population. A copy of the elected officials’ letter can be found below. In March 2008, the EDC and the Health and Hospitals Corporation issued a request for proposals to redevelop the building, currently used as an intake center for the homeless, as a hotel and conference center if the homeless shelter is moved.

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