Tester Slams Washington for Playing Politics with Montanans' Health Care

Senator Calls on Congress to Work on a Bipartisan Solution to Lower Costs and Improve Coverage

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to rip away health care from tens of thousands of Montanans:

“From Plentywood to Libby, I met face-to-face with Montanans who overwhelmingly said, ‘don’t let Congress take away my health care.’ Yet here we are again, facing another irresponsible proposal that is worse than the last. The House is forcing seniors to pay more, jeopardizing health care for Montana women, and failing to address the rising costs that are draining pocketbooks. I call on people in Congress to get off their political soapboxes so we can work on real solutions that increase access and make health care more affordable.”

Tester has recently held over a dozen health care listening sessions and town hall meetings all across the state of Montana.