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HHS chief warns of insurance scams
Modern Healthcare

The healthcare reform legislation President Barack Obama signed March 23 has inspired entrepreneurial criminals to sell phony insurance policies pitched as newly available under the law, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is warning state officials. In letters addressed to state attorneys general and insurance commissioners, Sebelius cites news reports of scam artists trolling door to door and urging people to take advantage of a limited enrollment period for new coverage.