U.S. Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate floor today to call on his colleagues to work in a transparent and bipartisan manner to bring down costs and improve access to health care. Tester highlighted some of the stories he’s heard from Montanans across the state about what’s at risk.
Speaking to his Senate colleagues, Tester highlighted the story of Julie Williams from Shepherd, Montana. Julie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011 and because of the current health care law she was able to receive coverage. The unpopular American Health Care Act, which narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, threatens Julie’s ability to get affordable coverage.
Tester spoke about Jennifer Williams from East Glacier, Montana. Jennifer and her husband use the preventative care services in the current health care system to stay healthy and catch ailments before they become life threatening. Jennifer and her husband’s premiums are rising and Tester called for bipartisan reform to address that problem.
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Video is available here. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.