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How to Avoid Health Care Scams

Ways in which you — and the government — can fight fraud and waste

We've all heard ­ the deal that sounds too good to be true.

Most times, it's a trick to steal your money or personal information. Now scammers are using the medical system to prey on unsuspecting victims. These schemes not only bog down the system, but can lead to lost Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Dr. Peter Budetti of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses cracking down on health care fraud and waste.

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