GOP Lawmakers Praise Whitmer for New Bill Helping Michiganders Get Prescriptions Faster Senate Bill 247 “will directly help patients across Michigan,” says the bill’s Republican co-sponsor, state Senator VanderWall.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a new piece of legislation that will decrease prescription wait times for Michiganders – and drew praise from Michigan Republicans.
Senate Bill 247 amends the Michigan Insurance Code to make it easier and faster for consumers to get prescription drugs, by reforming the “prior authorization” process and shortening the time it takes for insurers to authorize prescription requests.
“Today’s action by Gov. Whitmer to sign this overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation will directly help patients across Michigan,” said state Senator VanderWall, who sponsored the bill.
“While the intent behind the prior authorization process is to promote safe, timely, and cost-effective care, the process itself has been widely viewed as inefficient and burdensome,” VanderWall added. “This law will help improve the process and ultimately benefit patients.”