PA: Thank you for introducing HB 1194


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PA: Thank you for introducing HB 1194

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I want to thank you for introducing HB 1194.

Cancer patients can't afford delays in treatment and Pennsylvania's current prior authorization and step therapy processes can keep patients from receiving timely health care.

According to a national survey conducted by the American Medical Association, 92 percent of physicians report prior authorization delays can have a negative clinical impact on their patients. In that same survey, 78 percent of physicians reported that prior authorization delays can lead to patients abandoning their treatment.

A 2019 nationwide ACS CAN survey found that one in three cancer patients and caregivers of cancer patients report experiencing delays in their or their loved one's cancer care because their physician was waiting on approval from their health insurance plan for a cancer treatment, test, or prescription medicine.

Health care decisions should be made by providers and patients.

I hope I can count on you to urge the House Insurance Committee to take up this important issue.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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