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To Improve Veterans’ Access to Health Care, Rosen Helps Introduce Legislation to Allow VA Doctors to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act. This legislation would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in the 36 states, including Nevada, that have established medical marijuana programs.

“In Nevada, even though residents amended the Constitution two decades ago to allow for the use of medical marijuana, VA providers are...

Rosen Transcript Following HELP Hearing on Improving Health Equity and Outcomes by Addressing Health Disparities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins, Vice President for Healthy Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on how to help Nevada’s Latino community, which has been one of the most impacted during COVID-19. They also discussed the importance of continued access to preventive care during the pandemic. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can...

Rosen and Collins Introduce Bipartisan MOBILE Health Care Act to Expand Access to Primary Health Care Services in Rural and Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), announced their introduction of the Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand the allowable use criteria in the New Access Points Grant program to include part-time mobile clinics and renovation, acquisition, and new...

Rosen Applauds Over $4.5 Million in HHS Grant Funding Awarded to Nevada’s Community Health Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released the following statement applauding news of a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to the Community Health Alliance, a community health center located in Reno, Nevada. The grant, which totals $4,562,242, will help the Community Health Alliance continue caring for and treating underserved and uninsured individuals in Northern...

Rosen Commemorates 11th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Celebrates Recent Passage of the American Rescue Plan that Included Expansion of 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), released the following statement to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and celebrate the recent expansion of the law included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP):

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have access to affordable insurance regardless of where they live or work, including important protections...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

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 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced her co-sponsorship of the Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Services (MOM) Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices to detect potential pregnancy complications and improve...

Rosen, Fischer Reintroduce Bipartisan KEEP Telehealth Options Act to Expand Access to Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act. This legislation, introduced alongside Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would require the federal government to study the actions taken to expand access to telehealth services...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Federal COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health; Dr. Jerry Abraham, Director of Kedren Health Vaccines; Dr. Umair Shah, Washington State Secretary of Health; and Dr. Mary Ann Fuchs, Vice President of Patient Care & System Chief Nurse Executive at Duke University Health System about improving vaccine delivery...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Fully Fund Program Critical to Responding to and Preventing Future Pandemics

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 her co-sponsorship of the Public Health Funding Prevents Pandemics Act, legislation to restore full funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). Established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the PPHF supports vital public health programs, including those involved in preventing and responding to pandemics like COVID-19, but has...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Health Care Workers’ Mental Health During Covid-19

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 her co-sponsorship of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and throughout the past year, the COVID-19...