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.
September 25, 2020| View More
Tester Pushes Indian Health Service Director to Improve Tribal Behavioral Health By Boosting Telehealth Services
At a recent Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jon Tester pressed Indian Health Service (IHS) Director Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee on the state of behavioral health services in Indian Country, particularly in the light of a global pandemic that is disproportionately impacting Native communities and where broadband access …
September 21, 2020| View More
Following years of constant pressure since originally introducing the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today celebrated the U.S. House passage of two of his bipartisan pieces of legislation that work to combat the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) by bolstering data …
September 10, 2020| View More
As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure Montana Tribes have the resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that Tribes are able to better access public health data that will help keep their communities safe and healthy.
August 13, 2020| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) are spearheading bipartisan legislation to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) collection of medical evidence to streamline veterans’ access to earned disability benefits.
August 12, 2020| View More
As a Montana Care Facility Suffers Outbreak, Tester Demands Expanded Aid for Senior Care Services, Medicaid in COVID Package
As the Canyon Creek Memory Care facility in Billings suffers from a widespread COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is leading a group of his colleagues in calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to ensure that any new coronavirus relief package includes needed investments in Medicaid, home and community-based services (HCBS), …