. . .When it comes down to medications, having to fight an insurance company to meet the standard of care for your patients is in direct conflict with the requirements of the law which requires a physician to meet the standard of care. Why do we allow insurance companies to beat down our health care workers until they are too exhausted to fight further for what is right for the patient? It is time to pass a law that prevents insurance companies from essentially practicing medicine without a license when they deny care or treatments.

– Bobbi M., Florida
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Have you ever gone to the pharmacy to fill a prescription only to be told that your insurance company requires approval before they'll cover your treatment? Have you ever waited for days, weeks, or months for a test or medical procedure to be scheduled because authorization from an insurer? Or are you a physician frustrated with the administrative headaches and their impact on your patient?

Prior authorization is a burden on patients and physicians alike. The process is confusing, time consuming, and — most importantly — can cause delays in patients receiving the care they need.

Please tell us know how prior authorization has impacted you. We are looking for stories from patients and physicians to highlight and draw attention to this issue that is impacting the health of so many Americans.

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