White House Pushes Back Against Fraud Fears By Obamacare Opponents

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz reports: "The White House on Wednesday unveiled several steps to protect consumers from fraud in the new online health insurance marketplaces, a move that comes after 17 states hostile to the law acted to limit the spread of information about the program, and congressional Republicans raised concerns about the privacy of medical and financial records. 'We are sending a clear message that we will not tolerate anyone seeking to defraud consumers in the health insurance marketplace,' said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius" (Galewitz, 9/18). Read the story.

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