Dr. Valerie Arkoosh

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment is pleased to present another evening devoted to being “Healthy on the Hill.” Join us Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. when our featured speaker will be Dr. Valerie Arkoosh discussing “The Affordable Care Act: What is the Prognosis?”

A nationally recognized health care reform expert, Arkoosh has appeared at conferences and rallies across the United States for the past several years, explaining the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010.

The National Physicians Alliance, on which Arkoosh serves as Senior Policy Advisor, is a multi-specialty physician organization founded to promote health and foster the active engagement of physicians with their communities to achieve high quality, affordable health care for all.

Everyone is affected by the health care system, the “ACA,” in our country. We would be wise to understand it, five years in. Valerie Arkoosh is a recognized expert in the field, who can help us develop our understanding.

The April 9 “Healthy on the Hill” program is open to all. The Chestnut Hill Hotel is located at 8229 Germantown Avenue. Pre-registration will help us plan for seating and refreshments. Contact the Center for Enrichment office at 215-248-0180 or the.chce@verizon.net.

For many years Dr. Arkoosh was professor of clinical anesthesiology and clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary clinical focus was obstetric anesthesiology. She earned her M..D at the University of Nebraska Medical College and holds a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in health policy, from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2014 she was named vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.