LAS VEGAS, NV — This week, the President signed into law Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)’s bipartisan, bicameral Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act, which she introduced with Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) and was endorsed by the Nevada Primary Care Association. This law received bipartisan support in Congress and will increase Nevadans’ access to health care services in rural and underserved communities through the establishment of mobile health care delivery sites.
Las Vegas Review Journal: Biden signs bill to improve rural health care in Nevada
By Gary Martin
- The legislation would allow community health centers to use federal funds to provide mobile health care units to better serve residents in rural areas of states where facilities are often hard to reach for elderly, disabled or poor patients.
- U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., said the bill signed into law by the president is critical “to increase access to quality health care across Nevada and our country.”
Nevada Current: Biden signs mobile health clinics bill pushed by Rosen and Lee
By Camalot Todd
- Sen. Rosen and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act earlier this year. It passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
- “Too many of Nevada’s rural and underserved communities lack permanent health centers and reliable health care, which make mobile health centers indispensable in reaching them,” Rosen said. “We have to make health care more accessible.”
- The Nevada Primary Care Association, which is composed of the state’s community health care centers that deliver behavioral health care, primary health care and dental to over 111,000 residents, can use these mobile units to reach underserved populations in both rural and urban areas, said Nancy Bowen, CEO of Nevada Primary Care Association.
Reporter: A bipartisan bill coming out of congress? You better believe it. The Mobile Health Care act from Senator Rosen and Representative Lee is proof. The bill helps bring health care to rural Nevadans in underserved communities through mobile clinics.
Reporter: “Two members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are celebrating the signing of a bill to fund mobile health care in our state… Today Rosen said the bill funds things like vans that provide mammograms to women in rural areas and even mobile medical and dental care for kids.”
Reporter: “President Biden signed a bill into law aimed at expanding health care services in rural communities. The MOBILE Health Care Act hopes to give community health centers more flexibility to use federal funds. This way they can establish new mobile health care delivery sites and take them where it’s needed most. Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen co-wrote the bill. She expects the bill to help expand care to those who can’t travel far for a doctor’s visit.”
Rosen: Our rural communities – it is hard, sometimes hundreds of miles to get somewhere. So we just want to give those qualified centers, community centers – now they can decide what kinds of mobile clinics are right for them.”
Reporter: “The MOBILE Health Care Act introduced in the Senate by Senator Rosen was signed into law yesterday – a law that will allow local clinics to use federal funds to purchase mobile health care units.”
Rosen: “It’s going to increase access to health care service in our rural areas, in our underserved areas – in communities that often don’t have any health care or there’s long distances to travel to. And this work is going to lead to concrete, tangible changes in people’s lives.”
Pahrump Valley Times: Biden signs bill to improve rural health care in Nevada
- President Joe Biden signed into law Monday several bipartisan bills including one sponsored by lawmakers to improve health care for rural residents in states such as Nevada.
- The Nevada Primary Care Association endorsed legislation that would allow community health centers to use federal funds to provide mobile health care units to better serve residents in rural areas of states where facilities are often hard to reach for elderly, disabled or poor patients.