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New Data Underscores Need to Reform Prior Authorization, Improve Care for Seniors

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on the American Medical Association’s 2021 prior authorization survey.

“The data is clear that the prior authorization status quo delays care, worsens health outcomes, and is an additional barrier for seniors, families, and medical providers. We need to bring this practice into the 21st century so that seniors can get the medical attention they deserve when they need it. That’s why it’s critical we pass commonsense legislation like the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173), which is cosponsored by a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives. I will continue pushing House leadership to advance this legislation so we can deliver better care for our seniors.”