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During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Address Minority Mental Health Equity and Access

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 Mental Health Equity Act of 2020. This legislation would address the issues of suicide and mental health in people from socially and economically disadvantaged communities by supporting scientific research and increasing funding for existing federal programs focused on minority mental health access.

“For far too long, minority...

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter Requesting Support for Indigenous Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Senate colleagues in a letter to education and health officials, requesting mental health support for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Native youth often confronted a number of factors – like historical trauma, housing insecurity, and poverty – that increased their risk for mental and behavioral health problems,” wrote the Senators...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act (S. 3152), bipartisan legislation she introduced in January with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), was voted out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This legislation would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to...

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...