By Ellen Sullivan
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act comes a rising number of consumer complaints of scams. Sadly, of particular target is the elderly. That being said, anyone can get scammed. With all of the problems with the healthcare.gov website, the confusing regulations and the sense of urgency that the government is trying to create - it is a perfect storm for scammers to be out on the prowl ready to entice you to depart with your hard earned dollars.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its guide "Suspect a Health Care Scam" Here's What To Do" they list the following scams:
Charging you for help getting new insurance -Someone contacts you, offering to help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace for a fee or saying that you need a new insurance card now or you'll have to pay a penalty. Regardless of the set-up, their goal