Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted to advance the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173), bipartisan legislation, which Stefanik cosponsored, that would improve access to care for seniors.

Specifically, this legislation will cut unnecessary delays in care by streamlining and standardizing prior authorization procedures under the Medicare Advantage program.

“Today, I voted to advance a bipartisan measure that will improve access to healthcare for our seniors," Stefanik said. "New York’s 21st District is home to many seniors, and I am committed to protecting and improving Medicare to ensure they have access to care. When our seniors need care, they should not have to spend unnecessary time waiting on authorization. This legislation will streamline that process in a way that prioritizes patients over paperwork. I am proud to have supported this legislation and now advance it another step closer to becoming law on behalf of our seniors.”