Tuesday, August 27, 2013
According to its press release:
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, will host a roundtable in Washington, DC, on September 19, 2013, to discuss how to empower and protect consumers from scammers with the advent of healthcare marketplaces opening this fall under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Scammers follow the headlines, often seeking to exploit interest in new high-profile programs and developments in the marketplace. This discussion will bring together experts on the ACA, federal and state consumer protection officials, representatives of legal services and community-based organizations, and consumer advocates to discuss key features of the law, state approaches to implementation, and how to help consumers avoid potential scams.
“Consumer Protection and the Healthcare Marketplace” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the FTC’s Satellite Building Conference Center, Room C, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The event will be webcast. Space is limited. To register to attend, please send an email with your name and organization to Tracey Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.