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

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On Thursday, September 19, the Federal Trade Commission will host a roundtable in Washington, DC, 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).

An agenda for the workshop is available online.

WHO: Free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2013
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Registration starts at 8 a.m
WHERE: FTC Satellite Building Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW – Room C
Washington, DC
WEBCAST: The event will be webcast live.
MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs

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