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Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bipartisan group of 29 colleagues calling for the continuation of expanded access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. The letter asks Congressional leadership to make permanent several temporary provisions in federal law that Congress passed earlier this year in order to provide greater access to care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New data shows a staggering increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Children’s Hospitals Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide additional funding for children’s hospitals impacted by COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, many children’s hospitals have been forced to halt critical elective procedures.

Many children’s hospitals have had to resort to furloughs and lay-offs at a time when...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act, legislation that would respond to the increased need for health care during the coronavirus pandemic by creating a quicker and more responsive process for federal funding of state Medicaid programs.

 

Nevada’s hard-working families should never have to worry about losing access to their...

Rosen, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Trump Administration Efforts to Dismantle our Nation’s Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator John Tester (D-MT) and Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution condemning the “reckless” efforts of the Trump Administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) defend existing law in court and halt its efforts to repeal the health care protections for millions – including 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions— in the middle of a public health emergency.

“Thi...

Rosen Statement in Response to Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Strike Down our Nation’s Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration has filed a brief to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court.

“It is unconscionable that this Administration is actively working to take health care away from millions of Americans during a global public health crisis that has infected over 2 million Americans,” said Senator Rosen. “As we continue to witness the devastating health impacts of the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto, Join Colleagues in Filing Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Protect Americans’ Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined their colleagues to file an amicus brief in the case of California v. Texas (formerly Texas v. Azar), the case brought by several Republican Attorneys General and the Trump Administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. California v. Texas is currently pending before the Supreme Court and represents a direct threat to the Affordable Care Act and health care coverage for millions of Americans.

“To...

Rosen, Cortez Masto, Colleagues Join Bipartisan Resolution Honoring National Nurses Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Senate colleagues in a bipartisan Senate resolution designating May 6th through 12th, 2020 as National Nurses Week. The resolution honors the important contributions of America’s nurses to safe, high-quality health care, and the invaluable role that nurses play in patient care and support. Nurses are currently risking their health to care for others in the fight against COVID-19.

Nurses represent the...

Following Mother’s Day, Rosen Statement Recognizing National Women’s Health Week

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 in recognition of National Women’s Health Week:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, women have been serving on the frontlines of this crisis, as caregivers, health care professionals, and essential workers; tirelessly putting their health at risk in order to keep our country moving forward. The recent Mother’s Day weekend also...

Rosen Condemns Administration for Attempting to Eliminate Americans’ Access to Health Care During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration has formally urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and strike down the law in its entirety.

“Access to quality, affordable health care is needed now more than ever,” said Senator Rosen. “The Affordable Care Act has helped many...

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Urging HHS and CMS to Reverse Reductions to Maternity Care Reimbursements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has led 18 of her Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that they make a correction to an error in their Medicare reimbursement rates for 2021, that if left unaltered would hinder access to maternal care for countless women. The U.S is facing a mate...