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Consumer Reports comments on Proposed Final Judgment in CVS-Aetna merger

On December 17, 2018, Consumer Reports joined allied consumer advocacy organizations that are concerned about the high cost of prescription drugs, escalating health care costs,…

December 18, 2018

Testimony on the proposed acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Company by Cigna Corporation

Consumer Reports offers this testimony on the proposed acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Company (“Express Scripts”) by Cigna Corporation (“Cigna”). From its founding over 80…

October 10, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Reports Statement on Approval of CVS-Aetna Merger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ) today approved the merger of CVS Health and Aetna, with the condition that the companies must sell…

October 10, 2018

Press Release

Governor Brown signs landmark law requiring doctors on probation to notify patients

First-in-the-nation law protects patients’ right to know when doctors are disciplined for serious misconduct September 19, 2018 SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation…

September 25, 2018

Press Release

California Assembly OKs bill requiring doctors on probation to notify patients

Consumers Union urges Governor Brown to support bill to create first-in-nation law  August 31, 2018 SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Assembly approved legislation today that…

August 31, 2018

CU Report on Maintaining a Healthy Risk Pool for California’s Individual Health Insurance Market

SUMMARY: A keystone to maintaining affordable health insurance premiums is a stable and healthy insurance market. In the past, decisions at the federal and state levels,…

August 29, 2018

The Need for Continued Consumer Protections and Stability in State Insurance Markets in a Climate of Federal Uncertainty

To date, nearly all proposals to replace or amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would give significant flexibility to state officials and rely heavily on…

August 24, 2018

Non-ACA-Compliant Plans and the Risk of Market Segmentation

Increasingly, health coverage that does not meet the consumer protection standards of the Affordable Care Act’s comprehensive policies is being heavily marketed to the public,…

August 24, 2018

CU Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee on Use of Internet-Connected Devices in the Healthcare Sector

SUMMARY: Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, writes the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the use of internet-connected devices in the healthcare…

June 28, 2018

CU White Paper on using reinsurance to develop affordable health insurance options in California

SUMMARY:  This white paper describes one tool for improving health coverage affordability that other states have used: reinsurance. Reinsurance is credited for addressing premium affordability, insurer…

June 22, 2018

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