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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance officials warn of Affordable Care Act scams

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Scam artists don't need a lot of special knowledge about the Affordable Care Act to take advantage of their newest round of victims.

They only need to capitalize on confusion.

The law's sheer complexity and the political rhetoric surrounding its rocky rollout have created ample opportunity for scam artists to target people worried about changes in their health coverage -- especially the elderly, state officials say.

"It's the same old routine as other telemarketing scams, it is just in a different costume," said Kate Abernathy, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

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