Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Improve Timeliness of Senior Healthcare
Washington, September 14, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 3173, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. This bipartisan bill would speed up the prior authorization process for Medicare Advantage plans, which would fast track care for common medical procedures.
The bill was originally introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ami Bera (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon (R-IN).
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“It is inexcusable that red tape regulations get in the way of a senior’s healthcare. I’m proud to support this common sense solution to speed up the approval process for Medicare Advantage so that patients receive the care they need when they need it.”