Today dozens of emotional citizens spoke out against the president's new plan. Hundreds gathered to hear Senator David Vitter blast the President's plan to completely reform the nation's health care system.
The President says the plan will make sure every American has access to high quality health care. But many concerned citizens spoke out, wondering how the US will pay for the 2.2 trillion dollar program over the next 10 years. Senator Vitter is a republican and opposes the program. He says it will unfairly tax small businesses and lead to the rationing of care.
Teresa Lavergne attended today's meeting because she's battling stage two MS: "I have a disease I've had for many years, MS I've got multiple diseases that go with it I don't want the government to tell me what doctors i can see and what I can't see," said concerned citizen Teresa Lavergne.
The administration insists the new program will expand coverage, improve quality and lower costs as it holds insurance companies accountable.