It takes a lot of guts for someone to get up in front of a roomful of reporters and tell the world you got taken in an apparent scam.
Gary Sween of Owatonna was that person today, when he appeared at a news conference announcing that Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing two Texas health discount companies, saying that they fraudulently represented themselves as health insurance companies to about 4,600 Minnesotans.
The two companies are Direct Medical Network Solutions of Southlake, Texas and Association Health Care of Houston.
Here’s Mr. Sween’s story:
Health discount plans offer cost savings for certain doctors and clinics, but do not provide insurance protection.
(h/t: MPR’s Elizabeth Stawicki)