WASHINGTON, DC – After advancing out of the U.S. Senate last month, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)’s bipartisan, bicameral Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act with Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation provides community health centers with the flexibility to use federal funds to establish new, mobile health care delivery sites to increase access to health care services in rural and underserved communities.
Reporter: “This bill allows health centers to use grant funding to set up new so-called ‘access points’…”
Rosen: “It’s really just going to expand what our health clinics can do all around, not just in my state of Nevada, but in every place around the country.”
Reporter: “Rosen authored the legislation that had massive bipartisan support. Under previous law, if a health care center wanted to create a mobile site, they would also have to set up a permanent site. This new bill eliminates that requirement, in hopes of encouraging the deployment of more mobile centers.”
Politico Pulse: MOBILE Health Care Heads to Biden’s Desk
- A bill that would allow community health centers to use federal funds to establish new, mobile health care delivery sites in rural and underserved communities passed the House…and is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk.
- The bipartisan Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act was backed by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Reps. Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).