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Scam Builds on Confusion About New Law

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The health-care system was already complex enough, and it's getting more confusing as the main portions of the Affordable Care Act  are about to go into effect Jan. 1.  This is the time when con men can take advantage of the confusion, particularly targeting senior citizens.

As The Palm Beach Post reports, a group currently victimizing Floridians calls someone on Medicare and pretends to be from the government, asking for the Social Security number.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.