New Medicare Card Scam – Skit by SMP Thespian Society!

New Medicare Card Scam – Skit by SMP Thespian Society!

The new Medicare card scam is one that took off in the fall of 2013 with the beginning of Obamacare’s open enrollment and Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Scammers took advantage of the widespread confusion and invented a plethora of new scams. A common scenario on the new Medicare card scam is depicted here in the video, and is performed by 2 of our Senior Medicare Patrol Liaisons, Ray Jones and Paula Holden. This skit serves as both an educational tool to share with others and for inspiration to create and perform your own such skits to help educate the public on Medicare fraud.

For more information on fraud, how to detect, report and prevent it, see our Medicare Fraud section. If you have questions or a similar scam to report, call our California SMP office at 1-855-613-7080.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.

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