Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will announce in  Palm Springs Monday new legislation designed to protect people from healthcare  fraud.

   Ruiz will make the announcement at Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.  Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss and representatives from the AARP and  California Alliance for Retired Americans are expected to attend.

   According to the Federal Trade Commission, an estimated 1 million people  were victims of healthcare fraud in 2011.