Tester Protects Health Care for Montana Seniors and Families

Senator: “Ms. Verma Has No History of Protecting Medicare and Will Help Take Health Care Away from Low-Income Families”

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after voting against the confirmation of Seema Verma, the nominee for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

“Ms. Verma has made it a priority to take health care away from hard working Montanans. Seniors have spent their entire lives paying into Medicare and over 71,000 Montanans now have access to health care because of Medicaid Expansion. Montana seniors and working families need a champion who will protect their access to health care-not someone who will dismantle it.”

Verma will play a pivotal role in overseeing health care for thousands of Montanans.

Over 71,000 Montanans have enrolled in Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act, and over 200,000 Montana seniors are enrolled in Medicare.