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President talks with seniors about health care


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- Today President Obama held a town hall meeting with senior citizens via telecast. Some folks in Southport came to the Brunswick Center to watch.

The meeting focused on the affordable care act. One of the first efforts to ease the cost of Medicare on senior citizens is a $250 rebate check for those who fall into the prescription drug coverage gap called "the donut hole." Sally Turner was glad to finally have some answers.

"I think it answers a lot of questions about the Medicare bill, the new Medicare bill," she said. "And it helps kinda clear up the air a little bit about what's happening to Medicare, what's happening to Social Security, what's going to happen to our children as far as Social Security and Medicare, and I was glad to hear the answer was positive."

President Obama also spoke about senior scams and fraud and promised to find and prosecute those who steal from seniors. After the president finished speaking he took questions from the audience in the room and across the country.

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