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Rosen Tours Sparks Fire Department, Discusses her Bipartisan HERO Act

SPARKS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the Sparks Fire Department with Sparks Fire Chief Jim Reid, Sparks Mayor Ron Smith, and Sparks Police Chief Pete Krall to discuss her recently introduced HERO Act, bipartisan legislation that would require data collection to help determine best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress and combating suicide among firefighters and other first responders.

“I was honored to stand alongside some of our community’s heroes...

Rosen, Colleagues Send Letter to the President Urging His Administration to Preserve Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Instead of Working to Dismantle the ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined a letter to the President urging him to consider the effects of his proposed budget that threatens access to health care for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. The letter also directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to defend the law of the land instead of arguing against protections for people with pre-existing conditions. In the...

During Hearing, Rosen Questions Medical Experts About Overcoming Challenges of Providing Home Health Care in Rural Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing in the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned medical experts about the challenges of providing comprehensive home health care services in rural communities:
 
“Based on my experience as a caregiver, I launched the bipartisan Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus. It’s serving to raise the public’s awareness and promote the availability and benefits of palliative care, and...

Rosen Announces Slate of Endorsements for her Bipartisan Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement announcing that Nevada Health Centers and the Nevada Primary Care Association are new endorsers of her bipartisan Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Act (S.3194), legislation that would provide additional support for primary care providers in rural and underserved areas through accredited...

Rosen, Colleagues Send Letter to HHS Secretary Requesting Coronavirus Updates

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced she has joined her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting an update on the Administration’s response to the recent corona virus outbreak.

“We write to express concern about the rapidly evolving 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), to urge your continued robust and...

Rosen, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address First Responder Mental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) announced their introduction of the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect data on first responder suicides and help determine best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress and combating suicide among firefighters and other first responders. The bill also establishes a grant program...

Rosen Sends Letter to HHS Secretary Highlighting Importance of ACA to Nevadans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, highlighting the importance of the Affordable Care Act to Nevadans and Americans in all corners of our country. Rosen’s letter stresses the importance of the law’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions and highlights two new studies demonstrating the ACA’s positive...

Rosen Applauds House Introduction of Companion Legislation to her Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Susan Brooks (R-IL), and Robin Kelly (D-IL) on their introduction of companion legislation to Senator Rosen’s Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.
 
“It is critical that Congress take action to improve the maternal health of women in Nevada and across our country,” said Senator Rosen. “I am glad to see the House...

Rosen, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Health Care Access in Rural and Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, introduced the Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide additional support for primary care providers in rural and underserved areas through accredited continuing medical education and clinical support.
 
“With our current doctor shortage, the health needs of many...

Rosen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced the introduction of the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, bipartisan legislation that would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to help identify where improved access to telehealth services can be most effective.
 
“Improving the maternal health of Nevada women...