LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) - Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Jon Tester today highlighted the negative impacts of the controversial Senate health care plan on Montana veterans.
Of the approximately 100,000 veterans living in Montana, half choose to receive their health care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Nationwide, approximately 7 million veterans go outside of the VA for their healthcare.
"This plan, written in secret, will devastate thousands of elderly, disabled and rural Montana veterans who go outside of the VA for all or some of their health care," said Tester. "This plan guts Medicaid which provides life-saving treatment, mental health care and access to health care providers for thousands of folks who have bravely served this nation. I will be working hard to make sure that any health care law honors our promises to our veterans, but this plan doesn't even come close."
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