The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, hosted a roundtable 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 brought 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.
Attendance and Pre-Registration
“Consumer Protection and the Healthcare Marketplace Roundtable” was open to the public. There was no fee to attend.