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Jan 10, 2019

Tester Leads Fight for Montana Community Health Centers

Senator's Bipartisan Bill Would Provide Long-Term Certainty for Montana Patients

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is once again leading the charge to support community health centers in Montana.

Tester is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill that would provide long-term certainty and increase funding for these critical health care providers that treat over 100,000 Montanans a year.

"Community health centers provide a great service to folks across the state," Tester said. "In many communities, these facilities are the only health care providers that treat uninsured patients and they do so at an affordable rate. I'll keep fighting to strengthen Montana's community health centers so we can increase access and lower the cost of care for all Montanans."

After Congress failed to reauthorize funding for community health centers last year, Tester successfully took on Washington and restored funding for Montana's community health centers.

Tester's bipartisan Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act mandates annual increases in community health center funding for the next five years, providing much-needed funding and certainty and ensuring Montanans will be able to access affordable health care for years to come.

"In the ups and downs of these challenging times, the people of Montana can always count on Senator Tester to make sure that health care is accessible to everyone,"
said Cindy Stergar, CEO of the Montana Primary Care Association. "We thank him for sponsoring this critical bill."

You can read the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act HERE. A full list of Tester's accomplishments on behalf of community health centers is available 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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

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