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Curious About Obamacare? Avoid Fake Health Care Exchange Websites

By: Nichole Jaworski
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(CBS Charlotte) — The internet gives us access to a plethora of information — information that would otherwise be a lot harder to obtain, and Obamacare is no exception.

The Health Exchanges officially opened at the beginning of October 2013, however, there is a great deal of uncertainty that surrounds the Affordable Care Act … and where do people go to get a better understanding of health care reform — the internet, of course.

While the information on the internet is valuable, finding the right resources can be tricky — especially when there are cyber criminals lurking online who desperately try to snag your personal information … especially your social security number.

It’s no secret that search engines are popular, however, anytime that a person is looking for a secure site to enter their personal information, using a search engine is not wise.

Rather, clicking on a trusted site is the best protection against having your personal information stolen. For more information about the Health Care Exchanges, click here. You can also visit the Affordable Care Act page on our site.

While it may be tempting to seek out alternate websites to find out information about the ACA, because, well … the government sites keep crashing due to overwhelming demand (an indication that perhaps Republicans were wrong when they said, “Americans do not want Obamacare,”) be patient and eventually you will get the information you need from the right source. For best results, try visiting the website during off-peak hours.

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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