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Rosen Leads Colleagues in Calls to Increase Funding for Mental Health, Telehealth, and Distance Learning Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has led 12 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education, respectively, requesting robust and sustained funding for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

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Rosen Applauds $1.67 Million HHS Grant Awarded to the City of Las Vegas to Improve Health Literacy Among Underserved Populations

LAS VEGAS, NV – 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 applauding news of a grant totaling $1,670,000 awarded to the City of Las Vegas. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) was given to Las Vegas to support efforts to improve health literacy to boost COVID-19 vaccinations and other mitigation practices.

“As...

Rosen Introduces Legislation to Bring Down the Cost of Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate Special Committee on Aging announced the introduction of her Expanding Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Act. This legislation would help reduce the cost of prescription drugs and medical devices, decrease the frequency of drug shortages, boost domestic production, and create jobs in America by providing federal support for...

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

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 Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), led a bipartisan group of Senators – including Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – in announcing the introduction of their Rural and Frontier Telehealth Expansion Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)...

Rosen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Address Prescription Drug Shortage, Increase U.S. Pharmaceutical Independence

Bipartisan Bill Would Make Investments in Domestic Prescription Drug and Medical Device Manufacturing to Address Supply Chain Issues 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has joined Senator Tim Scott in introducing the MADE in America Act, bipartisan legislation which would address vulnerabilities in the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain and bolster pharmaceutical independence through investments in domestic prescription drug and medical device manufacturing....

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Pharmacy and Medical Services for Older Americans

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, announced that she has joined the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would allow Medicare reimbursement for pharmacists to provide health care services according to their scope of practice within their state – including health and wellness screenings, immunizations...

Rosen Applauds SCOTUS Decision on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen released the following statement applauding news that the Supreme Court rejected attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act:

“I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. This is an important day for our nation,” said Senator Rosen. “Ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care is more important than ever – and this decision will impact the lives of Nevadans...

Rosen Applauds Affordable Care Act as Enrollment in U.S. Reaches All Time High

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 in response to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which shows a record-breaking 31 million Americans have health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In Nevada, 355,412 residents have gained health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

“In the years since the...

Rosen Helps Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Doctor Shortage in Medically Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), alongside Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced the re-introduction of the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act. This bipartisan legislation would allow international physicians to remain in the United States upon completing their residency under the condition that they practice in areas...

Rosen Holds Virtual Roundtable with the Women of Washoe to Discuss Issues Impacting Nevada Seniors

LAS VEGAS, NV – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), held a virtual roundtable with the Women of Washoe, a chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, to hear from them on issues impacting Nevada seniors.  

“During my time in Congress, I have been a fierce defender of programs that America’s seniors and retirees depend on – like the Affordable Care Act, Social...