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Confusion Over Reform May Fuel Health Fraud
CNNMoney: People running health care scams may find new opportunities in consumers' confusion over the health overhaul law. "Most of the schemes are poorly constructed, using the pretext of reform. 'So far there's no major criminal organization behind them,' said James Quiggle, spokesman for non-profit group Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. But Quiggle is concerned that as more of the provisions mandated by the new law are phased in over the next four years, these scams 'could grow to become an all-encompassing tsunami.'" The government is concerned, too: "The government has taken note. Earlier this year, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned state insurance commissioners about new schemes to sell bogus insurance policies" (Kavilanz, 10/25).
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