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State cracking down on discount health cards
Oakland Tribune - Sandy Kleffman

Fraudulent discount health cards take advantage of vulnerable consumers and should face some of the toughest restrictions in the nation, a top state regulator said Monday. The cards are advertised as providing discounts on health care bills. But too often, when consumers seek to use them, they find their doctors or pharmacies have never heard of the card, said Cindy Ehnes, director of the California Department of Managed Health Care.