It’s an unfortunate truth, but health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers. So guard your Medicare number. Treat it as you would a credit card.
What can you do to protect yourself from health care fraud?
n Don’t share your Medicare number or other personal information with anyone who contacts you by phone, email, or by approaching you in person. Medicare will never contact you and ask for your Medicare number or other personal information.
City Councilman Stewart Chen’s official biography offers the storybook journey of a man who emigrated from the Philippines as a teen and made his way onto the Alameda City Council, dedicating his time to a long list of Alameda and Oakland community organizations over more than a decade and, for a quarter century, to his work as a chiropractor.