The new health-insurance marketplace has led to more mass confusion on the Affordable Healthcare Act. Throughout this month, the website has been littered technical malfunctions, glitches, and inconsistencies between different Sates’ websites.
The new confusion has left many shoppers vulnerable to scammers who aim to abuse the marketplace’s poor structure. Several mock websites that claim to be government regulated were shut down after taking money from unsuspecting shoppers. People across the US have been getting phone calls asking for their personal information in order to assure their coverage. Some suspect that this is only the beginning of a barrage of scams resulting from the ACA. This issue may come with the territory of new government regulations. Citizens are already very confused due to the complexity of the ACA, so naturally there will be those who seek to take advantage of this confusion.
- Who should be held accountable?
- When perpetrators cannot be caught should victims be compensated, or are they out of luck?
- How might the government be able minimize confusion?