PA-13: Arkoosh Touts Medical Experience, ACA in Latest Web Ad (VIDEO)

One of the central national political questions today is whether Democrats will run toward or away from the President’s health care reform law in the upcoming midterm elections.

Well, Val Arkoosh is making it clear she is running on the benefits of the legislation.

In her latest web ad, titled “Sarah”, Arkoosh recounts a story that she uses often in her speeches and in debates about a patient she treated before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

val arkoosh ad“I actually get asked a lot about why a doctor would be willing to run for Congress,” Arkoosh says in the 60-second spot. “For me, that answer is an easy one. It’s to help people like Sarah.”

Sarah was seven months pregnant and going into labor when Arkoosh met her. The reason she had not sought care beforehand was that Sarah had a serious heart condition that would’ve prevented her from receiving health insurance.

“Today, her story would be such a different one because of the work I did on the Affordable Care Act,” Arkoosh asserts. “I worked with people from all over the country to come together and make sure that Congress heard clearly that we needed to get health care reform passed.”

Arkoosh notes that under the ACA, aka Obamacare, patients can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

“That’s why I’m running, because I know that the policies we enact in Washington really do make a difference in people’s lives,” she concludes.

Other Democratic candidates in PA-13 include State Rep. Brendan Boyle, State Sen. Daylin Leach and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.

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