State Officials Warn of ACA Scams

Scam artists don't need special knowledge about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to take advantage of unsuspecting victims, state officials say. The law's sheer complexity and the its rocky rollout have created ample opportunity for scam artists to target those worried about changes in their health coverage -- especially the elderly, says Kate Abernathy, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. So far, reports of scams include bogus websites, cold calls touting special ACA insurance cards and offers to help people sign up for insurance for a fee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has more on the story.