WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tina Smith (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing the bipartisan Rural American Health Corps Act to incentivize more health professionals to serve and live in rural communities with the aim of increasing the number of medical providers in those areas.
Reporter: “U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen introducing bipartisan legislation to try to expand health care access in rural communities… Earlier this month, Rosen introduced bipartisan bills to address the shortage of doctors and dentists in Nevada by increasing our access to medical residencies and incentivizing doctors to practice in underserved areas.”
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen has introduced bipartisan legislation to help expand health care access in rural communities. The Rural American Health Corps Act looks to incentivize more health professionals to survive or serve and live in rural communities to increase the number of medical providers in those areas.”
- “All of Nevada’s 17 counties are affected by the health care provider shortage facing our state, especially our rural counties,” said Senator Rosen.
- “This bipartisan legislation seeks to increase access to health care services in rural Nevada by incentivizing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical providers to work in underserved communities in Nevada.”