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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There was also a big crowd at a town hall meeting in Tifton today hosted by US Senator Johnny Isakson.

People voiced concerns about health care but also the transportation bill and even the cash for clunkers program.

Senator Isakson says he opposes the health care reform because all the plans in Congress would drive people toward the government plan away from private companies.

"A government plan will become a catchall plan for everyone to move to number two, there is some mis-statements out there about the uninsured it is correct 48 million are uninsured but almost two thirds of them are insurable a third through medicaid or they just aren't registered, another third make 75,000 or more per household and elect not to buy it," said Senator Isakson.

Isakson says the health care issue is a more serious issue for farmers and others who are self-employed.

But he says there are ways to provide affordable insurance to them without putting the government in the business of providing health care.

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