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.
April 25, 2022| View More
Bipartisan letter asks Office of Management and Budget to swiftly review Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal to lower costs for older Montanans, support community pharmacies
March 14, 2022| View More
Tester Secures Major Wins for Montana Families, Communities, Veterans in Annual Government Funding Legislation
Legislation also reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act and includes Senator’s legislation to protect consumers from financial uncertainty
March 10, 2022| View More
29 colleagues join Senator in calling for an end to increasing fees; Effort is expected to reduce costs by $21.3 billion over 10 years
December 15, 2021| View More
Administration to Lower Drug Costs for Montana Seniors, Protect Rural Pharmacies Following Tester Push
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response comes after Senator’s called for action on his legislation to eliminate “clawback” fees
October 14, 2021| View More
Senators: “It is time we stand up for seniors and address this broken system that sees people paying far too much for prescription drugs.”