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Rosendale Wanted Republican Government Shutdown to Rip Health Care from Montanans

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Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale made crystal clear in 2013 that he had no problem shutting the government down if it was to take away people’s health care, but for some reason takes issue when Sen. Jon Tester votes to try to protect critical health care for Montanans.

Rosendale, in 2013, told the Associated Press he would NOT have voted to end the government shutdown in 2013 because he would rather defund health care for millions of Americans. He said “drastic actions” were the “right path.”

That’s in stark contrast to Tester who is trying to protect critical health care by making sure Montana’s community health centers – where 100,000 Montanans get care – are funded and providing certainty to our military through a long-term budget that does right by Montana.

“Matt Rosendale supports policy after policy and action after action to drive up health care costs and take away health care from more Montanans, he is even willing to shutdown the government over it,” said Brooke Bainum, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. “Rosendale doesn’t have a problem rooting for a bill that lacks funding for Montana’s vital health services, but Tester will not stop defending Montana and ensuring long-term funding for the community health centers and rural hospitals that so many people depend on across the state.”

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