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DelBene, Kelly, Bera, Bucshon Statement on Prior Auth Reform

Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-08), and Ami Bera, MD (CA-06), released the following statement on efforts to modernize and streamline prior authorization following today’s Ways & Means markup.

“The ‘Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act’ continues to gain momentum in the 118th Congress following unanimous passage in the U.S. House in the 117th Congress. This passage, along with the endorsements of more than 500 organizations, signals that modernizing and streamlining the prior authorization process for the nearly 32 million Americans who are currently enrolled in Medicare Advantage is long overdue. This would allow our nation’s seniors to receive the care they are entitled to faster. As we continue to work with federal agencies on implementing complementary efforts, we appreciate the Committee’s commitment to advancing our legislation. We look forward to continuing to work in a bipartisan manner with our House and Senate colleagues to advance these commonsense reforms.”

You can watch DelBene’s remarks here.