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Con Artists Arriving in Advance of Obamacare

Health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot operate prior to Oct. 1, 2013 — but con artists looking to rip people off aren’t waiting to get started. ..
August 20, 2013

Health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot operate prior to Oct. 1, 2013 — but con artists looking to rip people off aren’t waiting to get started. “There are fake exchanges already up and running on the Internet,” warns Monica Lindeen, Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance. “If you do a search and type in ‘exchange,’ you'll find all sorts of Web sites that claim to be in the exchange when they are not.” Consumer groups and the government remind consumers that there is no card associated with health care reform, there is no new Medicare card, and exchanges do not open until Oct. 1 and consumers cannot obtain coverage under the ACA until then.