Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scammers Taking Advantage of Confusion About Health Care Bill

According to an article by The Associated Press, scammers are trying to cash in on confusion about the new health care legislation. Given that wherever there is money, there is fraud, this doesn't surprise me. Scammers are about as consistent a creature as they come! Here are a few quotes:
Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she is warning state officials about a proliferation of scams involving phony health insurance policies. ...

Some of the hustlers are going door to door claiming there's a limited open-enrollment period to buy health insurance now. But the big expansion of coverage won't come for another four years, and door-to-door salespeople are unlikely to be part of the plan then.

"Unfortunately, scam artists and criminals may be using the passage of these historic reforms as an opportunity to confuse and defraud the public," Sebelius wrote in a letter to state insurance commissioners and attorneys general.

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