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Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter to HHS Condemning Administration Proposal To Weaken Health Care Discrimination Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, announced that she joined 35 of her fellow Democratic senators in submitting a comment letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar criticizing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to weaken critical protections that help prevent discrimination in health care. In the letter, the senators outlined how the proposed rule will harm...

Rosen, Murray, Senate Democrats Send Letter Calling for Reversal of Administration’s Title X Gag Rule

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 Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and her Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar calling on the Trump Administration to reverse a new gag rule that compromises the Title X family planning program and the health care of millions of people.

“Over the past few weeks, the Department of...

Rosen Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions

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 her Democratic colleagues in the Senate to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to combat the Trump Administration’s efforts to strip away pre-existing condition protections for millions of Americans.

“The actions by this Administration to push junk health care plans will limit access to quality care, and in some cases, invalidate...

Rosen Launches Bipartisan Comprehensive Care Caucus in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and the Special Committee on Aging, launched the bipartisan Comprehensive Care Caucus, with co-chairs Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness to improve quality of life for both the patient and the...

Rosen Signals Bipartisan Plan of Action on Palliative Care Following Tour of Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and the Special Committee on Aging, toured Nathan Adelson Hospice to learn about services offered to patients and families as part of its comprehensive palliative care program. 

“I put my career on hold to take care of my aging parents and in-laws, and experienced some of the many challenges that caregivers face,” said Senator Rosen. “Palliative care is an...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Bipartisan Bill to Address Doctor Shortage after Requesting Government Report on Solutions to Increase Access to Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced her co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Resident Physician Shortage Act of 2019 (S. 348), which would reduce the shortage of physicians in Nevada and the rest of the United States by increasing the number of Medicare-supported graduate medical education (GME) residency slots.

“The mass shortage of physicians in Nevada and across this country could have a...

Rosen Tours OptumCare Cancer Center in Las Vegas, Discusses Legislative Work to Defend Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), participated in a tour of OptumCare Cancer Center in Las Vegas. During the tour, Senator Rosen learned about the different cancer-related services offered to patients, and discussed the need to defend the Affordable Care Act and its critical protections.

“Having the chance to visit one of Nevada’s wonderful health facilities and meet with the people...

Rosen Calls on Congress to Defend the ACA from Administration-Backed Court Challenge during Bicameral Health Care Press Conference

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 her Democratic colleagues in demanding that Congress defend the Affordable Care Act and all of its health care patient protections. During the press conference, Senator Rosen held up a picture of Elsie Hamer, an 8-year-old from Nevada diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, who would be at risk of losing coverage should the ACA be struck down by the Fifth...

Rosen Improves Telehealth Grant Funding So it Works for Nevada in the Bipartisan Lower Health Care Costs 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), announced committee passage of the Lower Health Care Costs Act that included her provision to expand telehealth grants to also include funding opportunities for modernized internet, so clinics are able to fully utilize telehealth equipment. The bill passed through the Senate HELP Committee last week with strong bipartisan support. This legislation would...

Rosen Visits Reno Health Center, Discusses Importance of Upholding Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) visited the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Tribal Health Center and met with the staff to discuss the need to protect the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court, including its coverage protections for pre-existing conditions.

“Having the opportunity to tour health centers across our state reinforces the important role that our current health care system plays in providing care to countless Nevadans, including those in...