Senator Mark Warner brought the healthcare debate to Salem Monday - talking to a crowd of medical professionals.
Washington has floated around a number of bills but they haven't made it out of the House yet.
Senator Warner says he does not support a single-payer or government run system.
Along those same lines he says private corporations, insurance and hospitals have to stop exploiting patients.
"I firmly believe that our current healthcare system, it's costs are not sustainable," says Senator Warner.
Financial ruin for America and American families-- that was the message Senator Warner delivered if the current healthcare system isn't revamped.
"I think we need competition in our private system. I think we need competition among providers, hospitals. I think we need competition between doctors," says Warner.
The Virginia Democrat addressed more than 100 employees at Lewis Gale Medical Center during a town-hall style meeting on Monday.
It was a comment from the crowd that drew the most applause.