Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FTC to Host Roundtable on Consumer Protection and the New Healthcare Marketplaces

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 tthomas@ftc.gov


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