Scammers exploit the confusion over new health insurance law

One of the more controversial and confusing provisions of the law, and one that con artists might try to exploit, is the provision that requires most Americans to maintain “minimum essential” health insurance coverage. A just-released Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that about half of respondents do not understand how the law will affect their […]

Little understanding of health-care law opens door for scams, government says

“This is the huge, new government program. There’s no doubt in my mind that the fraudsters view it as an opportunity to rip people off,” said Lois Greisman, associate director for the Federal Trade Commission’s division of marketing practices. The FTC already has issued a consumer alert about one telemarketing scheme, in which impostors claiming […]