Health Care Applicants Can't Afford To Be Duped

July 12, 2012

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, watch out for questionable health care insurance offers or government program notifications. Un-insured or under-insured consumers are prime targets.

"Phone calls, letters and emails may include official-sounding entity names and bold deadlines, but be skeptical. If it’s an optional service, it should be marketed accordingly," said Robert W.G. Andrew, CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.

Be alarmed if offers seem unexpected, forceful or overly enticing. Report suspicious solicitations to BBB Scam Source at

Those interested in health care programs are responsible for studying possible plans and seeking providers. Find resources at