By Michelle Durham

ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) – A local health care expert stopped by an Abington based continuing care community to educate seniors on the changes they will experience as a result of the Affordable Care Act. These folks are determined to keep up with life’s changes, in every sense of the word.

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Rydal Park resident Joanne Johnston Stern, who is part of the current affairs group, is impressed with the level of detail Senior Policy Advisor for the National Physicians Alliance Dr. Valerie Arkoosh.

“When she makes something that complicated almost understandable, you know you’ve heard somebody who is very, very good,” Stern said.

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Dr. Arkoosh is also a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She says she is pleased with the changes this Act provides to seniors.

“For the folks that are 65 and older and on Medicare, the changes from the Affordable Care Act are very, very positive things.”

When speaking to seniors, Dr. Arkoosh also outlined include the abolishment of the prescription medicine cap…which she said caused many seniors to do without or ration their meds because their coverage ran out too quickly.

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