Seniors

Jon is a staunch advocate for Montana’s seniors—fighting to fund and protect Medicare, Social Security, Meals on Wheels, Senior Corps, and other 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.

Tester Pushes for Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors, Support for Community Pharmacies

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

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

Tester Leads Bipartisan Push to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

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