Why Pay For Health Insurance When You Can Steal It?

These days, most people know the drill for dealing with a stolen credit card number — call the card company and have the account canceled.

But experts say a different type of identity theft is on the rise — one that could compromise both the victim’s credit and physical safety. Patients using someone else’ name, Social Security number or insurance card to get health care could risk their victim’s health if inaccurate information, such as blood type and medications, is recorded on the victim’s chart.

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