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.
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Maloney Scores Major Wins for Hudson Valley in Defense Spending Package
WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included major wins for the Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney championed. Rep. Maloney’s bill, the Know Your Vets Act, passed in the defense package, as did a provision to clean up PFOS/PFOA contaminants in water near military bases. The bill will also give our troops a 3.1 percent pay raise.
Maloney Slams Trump Administration for Threatening Health of New York Families
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) slammed the Trump Administration for continuing to put New Yorkers’ health at risk by attempting to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Maloney Fighting for a Healthier Hudson Valley in House-Passed Appropriations Packages
WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney helped pass a package of appropriations bills with several Hudson Valley health care priorities Maloney championed. The package included increased funding for community health centers, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and health programs administered through the Department of Defense.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a bipartisan legislative package that addresses two major health care concerns for the American public – skyrocketing prescription drug costs and protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
NEWBURGH, NY – Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $6,656,417 for Cornerstone Family Healthcare, a Hudson Valley non-profit dedicated to providing high quality and accessible primary and preventative health care services to underserved communities and those struggling with addiction. Cornerstone serves 40,000 patients annually in Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Broome Counties in New York and in Pike County.
Millions of Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Could Lose Coverage if Lawsuit Is Successful
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.