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 23, 2021| View More
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make critical improvements to its travel reimbursement program for the nation’s veterans.
June 24, 2021| View More
The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) to expand access to mental health care for rural veterans. This legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
June 21, 2021| View More
Tester Secures More Than $5.5 Million for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Rural Montana Communities
U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that Montana Rural Health Clinics will be receiving $5.6 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding as a result of the American Rescue Plan to increase COVID-19 testing and to further mitigate its effects on rural communities.
June 14, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Accountability to Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Protect Consumers and Small Businesses
Senator's legislation will eliminate retroactive "clawback" fees