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Insurance shoppers beware: Health site may not be the ‘official’ version

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WASHINGTON —  As Washington residents get ready to shop for health insurance under the new Obamacare program, consumer groups are warning them not to be fooled by ‘official-looking’ websites.

The Seattle Times reports that if you go to ‘washingtonhealthplanfinder.org’ you’ll see what looks like an insurance-shopping site.

It’s actually run by a private company, which bought the domain name from godaddy.com.  Though it offers many of the same plans the state site does, according to the newspaper, it’s not the official government-run site.  You can find that at ‘wahealthplanfinder.org‘.

Officials from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange say they are concerned about the potential for confusion.

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