Jon is a staunch advocate for Montana's seniors, fighting to fund and protect Medicare, Social Security, Meals on Wheels and Senior Corps, initiatives that help seniors lead healthy, independent lives.
Jon believes Social Security is an essential benefit that seniors have paid into and earned over a lifetime of hard work. For many folks, it is their sole source of retirement income-so it has to be there for Montana's seniors when they need it. That's why Jon opposes any plan to privatize Social Security or reduce benefits. He's working with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to make sure the program stays solvent-not just for today's seniors, but for their kids and grandkids as well.
Jon also knows Medicare ensures seniors have access to quality affordable health care, which is why he opposes any initiative that would cut Medicare or turn it into a voucher system. Instead, Jon is working to strengthen Medicare by making sure doctors and hospitals get fair reimbursement rates so that it is financially feasible for doctors to see older patients.
Montanans work hard to enjoy their retirement years, and that is why Jon has fought hard against attempts to charge Montanans in their 50's and 60's more for life saving health insurance.
July 2, 2020| View More
Tester Secures Two of his Landmark Mental Health Provisions for Servicemembers, Farmers in Must-Pass Annual Defense Bill
U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured his Care and Readiness Enhancement (CARE) for Reservists Act and Seeding Rural Resilience Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – two critical mental health bills aimed at curbing the rising rate of suicide among servicemembers and farmers.
May 22, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $15,615,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for 60 Montana nursing facilities to help cover expenses and lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 4, 2020| View More
Tester on Justice Department Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act Amid COVID-19 Crisis: ‘This must stop’
As coronavirus cases continue to rise and many impacted families struggle to pay their bills, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) terminate their continued efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—a law that provides 20 million Americans with health coverage and protects 152,000 …
May 1, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is again calling on the Trump Administration to release $8 billion in critical coronavirus economic relief funding for Indian Country from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
May 1, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $300,000 in pandemic relief funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for Aging and Disability Resource Centers that help older Montanans navigate and support long-term care service systems.