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Scammers Take Advantage of Health Reform

Consumers searching for health insurance coverage since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (PPACA) should be on the lookout for scammers hoping to take advantage of the confusion surrounding the details of the new law. State insurance regulators like the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) are receiving complaints about scam artists going door-to-door selling “ObamaCare” insurance policies, or claiming there is a limited open-enrollment period to buy health insurance. Some of these scam artists have even set up bogus toll-free numbers to sell policies.