Sen. Chambliss talks healthcare in Albany

Sen. Chambliss says he does not support universal healthcare

Health care reform is one of the biggest issues in America today, and Senator Saxby Chambliss heard from southwest Georgians to find out where they stand on the issue.

Chambliss laid out what he supports for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Thronateeska Heritage Center. He did not specifically support any of the proposed plans - including the president's government sponsored health care system. Chambliss says he wants to let employees take their health care plans to new jobs, keep competition among providers, and keep doctor choice for patients. Chambliss also wants to see improvements in Medicare. He took three questions from the audience, submitted before the meeting, and says one of his goals is to protect what works.

"People want make sure that the health care delivery that they have today which everybody for the most part knows and understands is the best in the world, really doesn't get messed up in this process," Chambliss said.

President Obama has told Congress he wants a health care reform bill on his desk by October 15th.