WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, held a discussion with members of the Senior Coalition of Washoe County to discuss the Senator’s legislative work on issues related to seniors and aging.
“Our state’s senior community faces a wide range of issues, including the high cost of prescription drugs, a lack of access to local transportation services, and challenges with navigating Social Security benefits and Medicare Advantage," said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to have had the opportunity to sit down with some of Nevada’s senior advocates to discuss the work I’ve done in Congress to benefit seniors, as well as areas of importance where we can take action. I will continue to be an ally and work tirelessly on behalf of Nevada’s golden generation.”
“I’m proud to have someone like Senator Rosen representing our seniors who listens to the problems we face and takes actions to fix them,” said Connie McMullen, President of Senior Coalition of Washoe County. “I’m grateful for this chance to sit down with the Senator and discuss the needs of Nevada’s senior community and look forward to working together on these issues.”
BACKGROUND: In 2019, the Coalition for Medicare Choices named Senator Rosen a Medicare Advantage Champion.
Last July, Senator Rosen launched the bipartisan Comprehensive Care Caucus, with co-chairs Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The purpose of the Comprehensive Care Caucus is to raise the public’s awareness and promote the availability and benefits of palliative care, while also finding bipartisan solutions to expand access to palliative care services, improve coordinated care, and address issues impacting caregivers.
Last June, Rosen introduced the bipartisan Provider Training in Palliative Care Act (S.1921) with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). This legislation would update the National Health Service Corps program to allow providers to train in palliative care as an eligible primary care service. Rosen recently toured Nathan Adelson Hospice to learn about services offered to patients and families as part of its comprehensive palliative care program.
Last June, Senator Rosen also helped introduced the Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act (S.1784), bipartisan legislation to help fund elder justice initiatives at both the Administration on Aging (AOA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).