Health Care Issues
I’m fighting to expand access to quality, affordable health care for families, businesses and hardworking New Yorkers across the Hudson Valley.
In 2019, a record number of New Yorkers utilized Marketplace health insurance plans, made possible by the continued success of the Affordable Care Act. We’re working to make this landmark bill stronger for all New Yorkers, protecting our systems of care from reckless, partisan attacks. The Affordable Care Act has given New Yorkers living with pre-existing conditions strong patient protections, expanded access to care and has connected more patients with doctors in their community.
Nearly 8.4 million New Yorkers live with a pre-existing condition, including over 1 million New York children. Nationally, 130 million people live with a pre-existing condition. I support improvements that will protect the millions of patients living with a pre-existing condition, lower the cost of premiums and deductibles, help small businesses navigate the law, and allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.
I have also called for protecting and increasing funding for community health centers throughout Hudson Valley and New York State. These health centers serve our small and rural communities, and connect New York patients with a network of doctors and specialists across the state.
My office is open and ready to help Hudson Valley New Yorkers with questions about their health care or navigating the health care Marketplace. I invite you to call my office: 845-561-1259 or send me an email on my “Contact Me” page.
More on Health Care Issues
Maloney Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Bill
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a robust, bipartisan funding bill aimed at responding to, and containing, the threat of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement:
Maloney Helps Pass Bill Banning the Marketing and Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigarettes to Hudson Valley Youth
More than 5.3 million middle and high school kids report having used e-cigarettes in 2019
Newburgh, NY – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined a coalition of concerned seniors and health care providers to discuss the looming threats impacting access to quality, affordable health care for Hudson Valley patients, seniors and families. Rep.
Maloney: “Trump Administration’s constant and reckless attacks on the health care of millions of New Yorkers will not stand.”
Maloney Delivers for Hudson Valley Families, Farmers, and Veterans in 2020 Spending Bills
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass two bipartisan spending bills for the 2020 fiscal year containing several priorities for Hudson Valley families, farmers, and veterans.
Maloney Helps Pass Historic Bill to Lower Drug Prices for Hudson Valley Seniors and Families
Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a historic bill that will lower prescription drug prices for thousands of Hudson Valley seniors and families.
Maloney Priorities for Hudson Valley Included in Defense Package
Washington D.C. – This week, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted in support of the bipartisan conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which contained several legislative priorities he has championed. His statement on the bill is below:
Maloney Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Stop Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Nursing Home Facilities
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, a bipartisan bill that will combat the alarming rate of workplace violence facing healthcare workers, including nurses, nursing home professionals, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers. Rep. Maloney was a cosponsor of the bill.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the landmark Natural Cosmetics Act which would define the terms “natural” and “naturally-derived ingredient” as they relate to personal care products. There hasn’t been a major federal update to cosmetics regulation in over 80 years. Under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, falsely labeling products as “natural” does not qualify as misbranding and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has almost no authority to take these products off the shelves.
Maloney Encourages New Yorkers to Get Covered During Open Enrollment Period