Doctors Rally in Washington for Patient Care

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Doctors across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., Thursday for what's being dubbed the "Million Med March."

Rally organizers said the goal was to show politicians the importance of making sure doctors and patients are at the forefront of the health care debate.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., spoke at the march. He argued that House bill H.R.3400 is a positive solution that lawmakers need to seriously consider for health care reform.

The legislation calls for patients, their families and doctors to be the ones making medical decisions --not the federal government.

"The good news is that we can do all of those things-- get folks insured, fix the insurance problems, make sure that decisions are made where they ought to be made and fix the lawsuit abuse problem," Price said. "We can do all of those things without raising your taxes one penny."

Atlanta Dr. Fred Shessel took part in the march. He's a part of the group Doctors for Patient Care and spoke with CBN News about health care reform.

"I think as doctors, what we would like to see is a high quality system that puts the patient in charge," he said. "That let's people make their own decisions about their own health care."

Shessel added that some common sense solutions involve health savings accounts, protecting doctors from frivolous lawsuits and increasing the health of Americans.

Click play to watch all of Dr. Shessel's comments to CBN News.

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