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Rosen Holds Nursing Workforce Shortage Roundtable At Truckee Meadows Community College, Discusses Her Work to Address Physician Residency Shortage, Access to Care

RENO, NV -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, joined faculty and staff of the Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) for a nursing workforce shortage roundtable with TMCC representatives, nursing faculty, and nursing students. Senator Rosen also toured TMCC’s health sciences facilities. Rosen recently sent a letter to Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro requesting a report from GAO that outlines solutions for...

Rosen Tours UNLV School of Medicine, Requests GAO Report on Solutions to Address Physician Shortages and Increase Access to Care

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, joined the UNLV School of Medicine Founding Dean, Barbara Atkinson, M.D, for a tour of the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine. Rosen recently sent a letter to Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro requesting a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the effectiveness of the current structure of federally-funded Graduate Medical...

Rosen Vows to Fight against Latest Trump Administration Action to Undermine Nation’s Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration announcing that it will now no longer defend any part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including Nevada’s Medicaid expansion and protections for 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions. The Justice Department had previously argued to keep the law mostly intact, with the exception of...

Rosen Sends Letter Demanding Title X Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in sending a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander (D-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) requesting that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, of which Rosen is a member, review the impact of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Title X gag rule that interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and blocks...

Rosen Meets with Ely Shoshone Tribe on Health Care, Telemedicine

ELY, NV --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s Subcommittee on Primary Health and the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, met with The Ely Shoshone Tribe to discuss access to broadband telemedicine services for their community.

“We need to develop ways to better provide health care to Nevadans in tribal and rural communities,” said Senator Rosen....

Rosen Helps Introduce Resolution Urging Newly-Confirmed Attorney General Barr to Defend Health Care Law and Uphold the Constitutionality of the ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions, helped introduce Senator Mazie Hirono’s (D-HI) Resolution to Defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Resolution would provide the sense of the Senate that the Justice Department should reverse its policy of refusing to defend the constitutionality of the ACA, including the law’s coverage protections for those with pre-existing conditions, in Texas vs. United...

Rosen Co-Sponsors State Public Option Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced her co-sponsorship of the State Public Option Act, a bill that would allow states that choose to expand Medicaid the ability for their residents to buy into the program.

“Nevadans deserve access to affordable, high-quality care, and that’s exactly what the Medicaid public option would offer. This bill would allow states like Nevada to give residents the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto, Crapo, and Bipartisan Group of Senators Send Letter Requesting Administration to Stabilize Medicare Advantage Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) in a letter urging the Administration to stabilize the Medicare Advantage program that provides quality health care to 21 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Senators wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma requesting she consider how...

Rosen to Attend State of the Union with Health Care Advocate, Three-time Cancer Survivor from Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) will attend the State of the Union with Tanya Flanagan, a constituent from North Las Vegas. Flanagan is a three-time cancer survivor who works for Clark County as a Public Information Administrator. As a Nevadan with a pre-existing condition, Flanagan would be at risk of being denied access to affordable health care if the protections of the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed or struck down in federal court.

“I'm honored to have...