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Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Unemployed Workers’ Health Insurance During Pandemic

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 original co-sponsorship of S.4714, the Worker Health Care Coverage Protection Act. This legislation, led by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), would provide a 100 percent subsidy of COBRA health insurance premiums owed by unemployed workers, in nearly all employment-based health plans, to ensure that workers do not lose...

Rosen Named as 2020 Hospice Action Network Angel Awardee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Special Committee on Aging, and founder of the bipartisan Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus, was named as a 2020 Hospice Action Network Angel Awardee by the Hospice Action Network (HAN), a National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) affiliate and advocacy organization. Rosen was one of only four senators awarded this honor.

“As someone who...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Support Millions of Americans Who Have Lost Health Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic

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 Covid Enrollment Response (COVER) Act, legislation to invest in outreach and enrollment assistance that would help more Americans find quality, affordable health insurance.

“It is unthinkable that any American has to navigate a public health crisis of this magnitude without health insurance,” said Senator Rosen. “Unfortunately,...

Rosen Transcript Following Questioning of NIH Director and Surgeon General on Vaccine Development and Distribution Strategy in Rural Communities

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 Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, Surgeon General of the United States on planning and strategy related to vaccine deployment in rural communities in Nevada and across our nation. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a...

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Denouncing Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

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 Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Committee, and Senate colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar criticizing the Trump Administration for their reported political interference in the COVID-19 response. In their letter, the Senators warned that decisions to pressure and overrule...

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Rosen Calls on Administration to Expand Telehealth & Home Visit Model of Care for Medicare and Medicaid Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), along with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), led a bipartisan letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, requesting that during the coronavirus pandemic, the Administration consider implementation of an innovative model of care utilized in both Nevada and Louisiana that combines the care of at-home visits with the technology of tele-health services.

“Over the last several months it has become very clear...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Trio of Bills to Support Mental Health Needs of Students

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 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, the Mental Health Services for Students Act, and the Educational Notification and Disclosure of Actions risking Loss of Life (END ALL) Hazing Act, bills aimed to provide support and resources for mental health programs to assist our nation’s students.

“Too often – and especially...

Rosen, Colleagues File Amicus Brief to Protect Access to Health Care, Overturn Trump Administration Rule That Jeopardizes Care for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined 24 of her Senate colleagues in filing an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to support litigation that would overturn a Trump administration rule that threatens health care access for millions of Americans.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) impermissibly sought to override Congress’s policymaking decisions and prioritize...

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...