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A top ten list to avoid

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 8, 2010 @ 3:25 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]The state Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is out with its “Top 10 Consumer Complaints” list [2] of 2009 and (Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!) health care complaints topped the list. Other categories near the top: lending, telemarketing, and credit scams.

Here’s what the list had to say about health care

  1. Health Care: In 2009, a total of 4,371 people filed complaints about health insurance, medical providers, and health products and services. Common complaints include getting charged money for supposedly free trials of weight loss products [3]. Consumers often have problems with medical billing or collection practices, and also complain about overcharging for medical services. For help with health insurance issues [4]such as grievances, appeals, and external reviews, call our Managed Care Patient Assistance Program at (919) 733-MCPA or (866) 867-MCPA (toll-free in North Carolina) or email MCPA@ncdoj.gov.

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[2] its “Top 10 Consumer Complaints” list: http://ncdoj.gov/getdoc/490561c0-b61c-4a5a-8084-035e4b70680b/Top-Ten-Consumer-Complaints-of-2009.aspx

[3] weight loss products: http://ncdoj.gov/getdoc/6b3c5347-87d0-4756-a649-359151250f80/Weight-Loss-Claims.aspx

[4] help with health insurance issues : http://ncdoj.gov/getdoc/310dff55-e05d-475b-81b1-3a9bc1b533a6/Health-Insurance-Help.aspx

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