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CR letter to FDA on investigation of arsenic in bottled water

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world, writes the…

April 17, 2019

Letter to Congressional Leadership Outlining Key Considerations to End Surprise Medical Bills

Consumer Reports joined with 44 other organizations to urge policymakers to get the policy right when protecting consumers from surprise medical bills. In this letter,…

April 9, 2019

Consumer Reports writes in support of federal Surprise Medical Bill legislation

In October, 2018, Consumer Reports joined with Families USA to share our support for the “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act.” This legislation would ban…

March 1, 2019

CR letters in support of Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)

SUMMARY: Letters in support of Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) to stop corporations from forcing consumers, workers, and small family businesses to give up…

February 28, 2019

CR comments on draft recommendations of the Ad Hoc Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports comments on the Draft Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance. CR commends the IACG for developing extensive…

February 19, 2019

Consumer Reports urges caution in potential changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules

On February 12, 2019, Consumer Reports submitted these comments in response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Request for Information…

February 12, 2019

Consumer Reports raises concerns regarding proposed Delta Dental acquisition of Moda Health Plan

In a series of letters to the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), Consumer Reports and allied advocacy groups raised with the health plan…

January 29, 2019

Surprise Medical Bills

You do the right thing. So should doctors and insurers. It’s sometimes not enough to have good health insurance, pay your monthly premiums, and understand…

January 22, 2019

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

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