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
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $1,999,614 investment from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Access: Supports for Living, Inc. (ASFL) in Orange County. The investment, funded through HHS’ Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, will help promote the treatment of mental and behavioral health for 12,000 people in the Hudson Valley.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced a $999,985 U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investment for the Dutchess County Health Department to combat the opioid epidemic. The investment, made by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, works to increase the sharing of information between local and state agencies on substance abuse issues and leverage possible solutions to tackle this epidemic from public health, treatment, and safety perspectives. Rep. Maloney has been a leader on combatting the opioid epidemic.
Newburgh, NY – After the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced it had uncovered serious violations at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab in Goshen, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Assemblyman James Skoufis asked the department to broaden its investigation to include all Sapphire facilities in the Hudson Valley. Rep. Maloney’s office has continued to receive complaints about Sapphire’s facility in Fishkill similar to those he received about the facility in Goshen.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced a package of legislation that would force Members of Congress, who represent states that seek waivers, to forgo their health plans on DC’s Health Insurance Marketplace and buy the plans with less coverage or higher costs that their constituents are forced to choose from. Rep.
Newburgh, NY – Following last week’s contentious and partisan House vote on TrumpCare, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined local residents who would be devastated by the American Health Care Act and called on the Senate to reject the bill.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after House Republican Leadership cancelled a vote on their own bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
“After seven years of big talk about repealing Obamacare, the best idea these guys have to offer is so terrible they can't even get other Republicans to support it.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released a report detailing the cost, savings and coverage estimates for the House Republican repeal and replacement health care bill, also known as the American Health Care Act.
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Health Republic and Magnacare: