Tester Announces Nearly $1 Million for Butte’s Community Health Center

Senator Notes the Funding Comes from the Affordable Care Act

(Big Sandy, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that the Southwest Montana Community Health Center in Butte will receive $944,000 to continue providing critical access to healthcare for Butte Silver Bow residents.

“The Southwest Montana Community Health Center is a lifeline that Montana families throughout Butte Silver Bow need for access to the healthcare that no one should be without,” Tester said. “Support like this is critical to ensuring all Montanans are all getting the healthcare they need to thrive.  As we enter the new year, Congress must work together to ensure partisan politics do not jeopardize these important investments.”

This funding comes through the Community Health Center Fund which was established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  If Congress repeals the ACA, future funding for Montana’s 17 community health centers would be put at risk.

Tester has fought hard to strengthen the ACA, condemning partisan attacks on access to healthcare and introducing multiple bills to help ease the program’s financial burden on small businesses, ensure pregnant women have access to healthcare coverage, and make sure it covers the costs of contraception.

You can read more about #WhatsAtRisk if Congress repeals the ACA HERE.