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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Obamacare scams to watch out for

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By Clark Howard

ClarkHoward.com


We've all heard how difficult it is to sign up for Obamacare online. But did you know scamsters may prey on you if you try?

Scamsters have targeted seniors for numerous rip-offs surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Here's a look at Obamacare scams to watch out for. Many are operating by door-to-door and phone solicitation, according to The New York Times

  • Being told you need a new Medicare card and have to divulge your Social Security number.
  • Being told you need new supplemental policies.
  • Being asked to pay a $100 fee for help navigating the new Obamacare landscape.

 

In addition, younger people who might be looking online for health care are apt to run into bogus websites that look legitimate. Healthcare.gov in most states is the real website. If your state has its own exchange, go to Healthcare.gov and you will be redirected to your own site.

Remember, you always want to start your search for health insurance at Healthcare.gov!

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