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.
January 15, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to expedite their efforts to find Selena Not Afraid, who went missing on January 1, 2020 near a rest stop on Interstate 90 between Billings and Hardin.
January 6, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced the Richland County Health Department has received a grant worth nearly $90,000 to prevent youth substance misuse.
December 26, 2019| View More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Montana has released its list of Montana Heroes for their work on dealing with mental illness, with two local lawmakers on the list.
December 20, 2019| View More
Tester Secures Big Wins to Increase Safety, Bolster Education, and Improve Health Care in Indian Country as Part of Government Funding Bill
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a member of both the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, secured a number of wins for Indian Country as a part legislation to fund the federal government that passed the Senate this week and now heads to the President's desk. Tester is …
December 19, 2019| View More
Tester Delivers Big Wins for Montana Law Enforcement, Education, Infrastructure, Public Lands in Government Funding Bills
U.S. Senator Jon Tester used his seat as a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee to deliver a number of big wins for Montana as part of a package of bills to fund the government that cleared the U.S. Senate today. Tester is the only member of the Montana …