Jon is working to increase access and affordability to health care across Montana.
Protecting Medicare for seniors, and Medicaid for working families is critical to Montana’s future.
Folks have paid into Medicare their whole lives, and they shouldn’t have the rug pulled out from under them by Washington politicians. That's why Jon will protect Medicare from being privatized or turned into a voucher system.
Jon also wants to make sure that regardless of whether folks get hurt in the oil fields of the Bakken, skiing near Yellowstone, or farming in Fort Benton, they have affordable health care options nearby.
The current health care system is not perfect, but it has helped rural hospitals and community health centers stay afloat. It has provided working families with coverage for the first time. And it has stopped big insurance companies from denying folks coverage because of a pre-existing condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, or asthma.
Jon knows that Montana families are facing rising premiums and he is willing to work with anyone to lower the cost of health care.
July 8, 2020| View More
In response to outreach from Montana constituents, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) are leading 17 Senate colleagues calling for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hazard and retention pay policies for clinical employees involved in the COVID-19 response.
July 7, 2020| View More
As states across the country face an economic downturn and Americans lose health care coverage due to job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act, which would respond to the increased need for health care during the public health and economic crisis …
July 7, 2020| View More
Tester, Colleagues Demand Update on Roll-Out of New VA Electronic Health Record Modernization Program
As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) moves to re-open facilities and services to serve veterans nationwide, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are demanding an update on the roll-out of the new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program.
July 6, 2020| View More
Tester Backs Bipartisan Bill Providing Critical Support to Montana Businesses Hit Hardest by Coronavirus Crisis
After months of soliciting feedback from Montana small business owners about what should be done to help mitigate the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is backing bipartisan legislation to create a new loan program that will specifically target and support businesses hit hardest by …
July 2, 2020| View More
As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is leading the fight to make sure rural health care providers are prepared to survive the pandemic and remain ready to continue treating patients.