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New FTC Health Care Booklet and Web Site For Elders

To help elders and their families make good, informed decisions about their health care, the FTC has introduced the "Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services" web site. According to the FTC press release, the new booklet and site are designed to help consumers:

"... find links to agencies and organizations that provide reliable information about generic drugs, hormone therapy, caregiving, surgery to improve vision, alternative medicine, hearing aids, Medicare fraud, and medical ID theft; learn how to spot misleading and deceptive claims; and find out who they can contact to ask questions, enlist help, or raise a concern about a health product or service that isn’t living up to its promise."

The "Scams 7 Frauds" section of the "Who Cares" website includes information about medical ID Theft and advice about how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud. Medical fraud is a growing problem for consumers.

If your elder family member doesn't have access to the Internet, they can order a free copy of the "Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services" booklet by calling the FTC’s Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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John Taylor

Cheers George!
I am so glad you took this on. Consumers need more exposure to the vagaries of medical ID theft. Thabnks again for a very informative site!

John

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