Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Rural Workforce Bill

January 13, 2020

  • On Wednesday, Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led the bipartisan introduction of the Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Act (S. 3194). Sen. Murkowski states, “I’ve made it a priority to increase the number of healthcare providers across the state, but it’s also important that we equip our existing workforce with the training and resources they need to meet the specific needs of rural communities,” and Sen. Rosen remarks, “It is critical that we not only attract more providers to these areas, but also offer support for and retain the providers who are already taking care of these communities.” Both senators are stalwart champions of rural health legislations, and our team strongly commends their introduction of S. 3194. We are supporting their efforts to gain cosponsors for their bill. For information on how you can help advocate on behalf of this legislation, please contact Mason Zeagler and share our content on social media: FacebookLinkedInTwitter.