Tester statement on passage of health care reform bill

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after voting in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

“This morning I voted to keep the government out of our health care decisions while making insurance affordable for all Americans.  I voted to stop insurance companies from denying coverage to folks with pre-existing conditions.  And I voted to cut our national deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars.

“This health care reform bill saves lives, saves money and saves Medicare.  I voted for it because it’s right for Montana’s families, kids, seniors, small businesses and family farms and ranches.”

Tester spoke about his support for the health care reform bill on the Senate floor earlier this week.  A video of Tester’s speech is online HERE.