In Bozeman, Tester Talks Health Care Savings, Cutting Costs for Montanans
Tester was joined at Bozeman Health by health care and community leaders
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today held a press conference with health care and community leaders at Bozeman Health to discuss the significant health care savings for Montana seniors in his recently signed Inflation Reduction Act, and his continued efforts to cut costs for Montanans.
“Too many politicians in Washington don’t understand the challenges Montana families face—whether its inflation, health care costs, or housing,” said Tester. “For too long Big Pharma corporations have called the shots, giving marching orders to members of Congress while Montana’s seniors and families have been forced to pay the price. But I will always take on anyone in Washington to make sure Montana’s seniors, families, and the folks that care for them have access to lower costs.”
Tester was joined by Bozeman Health Interim CEO Dr. Kathryn Bertany; Bozeman Health Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition Center Nurse Practitioner and board Certified Diabetes Specialist Sebastian White; and two Bozeman community members, Mark Chrisler and Heather Margolis, who discussed the direct impact of Tester’s cost cutting measures. After the event, Tester answered questions from the press.
Tester has led the charge to cut costs for Montana’s families and seniors. His Inflation Reduction Act requires Medicare to negotiate drug prices, caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare patients at $2,000 per year, caps the cost of insulin for Medicare patients at $35 per month, and extends Affordable Care Act provisions to prevent price hikes for thousands of Montanans. The legislation was signed into law in August 2022 and is fully paid for and reduces the national debt by holding corporations and millionaires accountable.