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.
June 9, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill Expanding Health Care Benefits for Children of Servicemembers to Age 26
65 years after the creation of the TRICARE program, Chairman Jon Tester of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is joining his colleagues in introducing the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan to age 26 without …
June 7, 2021| View More
As part of his efforts to address the shortage of medical professionals in Montana highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing the bipartisan Rural Physician Workforce Production Act to bring more doctors to rural areas.
May 18, 2021| View More
Tester Delivers More Than $10 Million to Bolster Montana Mental Health Services, Substance Use Disorder Programs
Thanks to funding secured in the American Rescue Plan, Montana is set to receive $10,012,392 in community grant funding to support mental health and substance use disorder services, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today.
May 14, 2021| View More
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin immediately readjudicating Blue Water Navy claims for veterans …
May 13, 2021| View More
Senator Tester Secures $15.9 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Billings to Provide Pandemic Relief, Support Critical Services
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $15,940,314 for Billings—the full allocation of local funding from the American Rescue Plan, which can be used to plug revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic and fund critical services that keep cops, firefighters, and other first responders on the beat. These funds will be …