Tester Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after joining Republican and Democratic senators to defeat a scheme to raise insurance rates, kick millions of Americans off their health plans, and threaten to close rural hospitals:

“The Senate has once again wasted precious time and accomplished nothing. Republicans and Democrats must work together to lower the cost of health care for all Montanans.”

Tester spoke on the Senate floor before the final vote and raised concerns that this legislation will hurt Montana and rural America.