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California insurance chief warns about fraudulent sellers of health care policies
Sacramento Bee

With sales of the first Affordable Care Act policies just a week away, state officials are warning consumers of rip-off artists using scare tactics and phony websites.

“Unfortunately, as with any new program, there are those who will use the new system to take advantage of or rip off consumers,” said state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in a statement Tuesday.

Consumers should purchase the new health care policies only through licensed insurance agents or the Covered California website, he said, “not impostors who seek to prey on those who want to sign up for insurance coverage.”