Health Care

Jon is working to increase access to quality and affordable health care in urban, rural, and Tribal communities across Montana and he is a leading advocate in Congress to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

Jon successfully led the push to close a loophole that will lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers and save Medicare beneficiaries an estimated $21.3 billion over the next ten years by preventing corporate middlemen from retroactively charging rural pharmacies excessive fees for prescription drugs.

As a third generation Montanan who grew up in a frontier community, Jon knows that access to health care in rural America can be the difference between life and death. That’s why he 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.

Jon fought tooth and nail for more than $68 million for 322 Montana health care providers in the American Rescue Plan Act, to help rural providers across the Treasure State keep the lights on and provide critical care to families and communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon has led the charge to permanently expand telehealth services for rural communities and veterans, and he also successfully led the push to create and fund 1,000 medical residency slots that will bring young doctors to train and work in rural communities.

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.

Tester Votes to Safeguard IVF, Protect Montanans’ Freedom to Start or Grow Their Family
Senator is only member of Montana’s delegation to support the Right to IVF Act which would establish legal right to access in-vitro fertilization Continuing his longstanding efforts to protect Montanans’ freedom and privacy to make their own personal health care decisions, U.S....
Tester Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Access to Mifepristone Medication
U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after the Supreme Court declined to restrict Montana women’s access to the medication Mifepristone: “No judge or politician should be in the business of making health care decisions for women. That’s why...
Tester Votes to Protect Montanans’ Freedom to Make Personal Health Care Decisions
Senator is only member of Montana’s delegation to support the Right to Contraception Act to safeguard access to health care and contraceptives As part of his longstanding efforts to defend Montanans’ freedoms and privacy to make their own personal health...