Tester Calls on Congress to Lower Health Care Costs for Montanans

Senator Doubles Down on Support for Bipartisan Solutions

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the Senate will not be voting on the controversial Graham-Cassidy health care proposal because it failed to earn a simple majority of votes:

“I’ve looked Montanans in the eye and they have told me loud and clear, it’s time for Washington to work together and lower health care costs. I’m fully committed to getting that done, and now that partisan games have stalled these efforts, I urge my colleagues to start working together to improve health care.”

Tester on Monday met with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, to emphasize the importance of bipartisan work on health care.

Tester has sponsored numerous bills that will lower costs and increase access to health care.

  • Marketplace Certainty Act
    A bill to ensure the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stabilizes health insurance markets by making cost-sharing reduction payments.
    A bill to force drug companies to publicly report detailed information when they raise the price of their drugs.
    A bill to ensure Montana gets its fair share of Medicaid expansion funding.