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Apr 9, 2015

Tester makes women’s health care a top priority

Senator pushes for Senate to fund Title X

(U.S. Senate) - Senator Jon Tester, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, is pushing the Senate to provide stronger support for Title X family planning services for low-income women and families.

Tester, in a letter to Appropriations Committee members, urged his fellow senators to invest in Title X, which provides basic primary and preventive health care services to more than 4.5 million low-income women and men nationally, and over 20,000 Montanans.

"For many Montana women, Title X provides their only access to a doctor. By making sure that health centers across our state have adequate funding, we are ensuring the health of Montana families and communities," Tester said. "As we begin the appropriations process, I'm committed to making sure that women's access to health care isn't on the chopping block."

Title X funding provides basic preventative care including Pap tests, breast exams and HIV testing. Tester reminded committee members that every dollar invested in Title X saves over $7 in Medicaid-related costs, and four out ten women who receive care at a Title X funded health care center consider it to be their only source of health care.

Tester recently urged Congress to provide greater support for Community Health Centers that provide critical care to rural communities and low-income families.

Tester's Title X letter to Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Patty Murray (D-Was.) is available online HERE.

 

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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