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Consumer Reports Joins Coalition to Urge Congress to Pass Surprise Medical Bill Legislation

Consumer Reports co-signed a letter with the No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills coalition, to offer our strong support for the bipartisan, bicameral compromise…

December 13, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports urges Congress to approve Lower Health Care Costs Act to end surprise medical bills before year’s end

WASHINGTON — Consumer Reports is urging Congress to approve bipartisan legislation to end surprise medical bills — the Lower Health Care Costs Act — this…

December 12, 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…

November 21, 2019

Letter in support of Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019

SUMMARY: Letter from Consumer Reports to House Judiciary Committee in support of HR 5133, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019.…

November 20, 2019

Consumer Reports Signs Coalition Letter Urging Surprise Medical Bills Protections Before 2020

Surprise medical bills — also known as surprise out-of-network “balance bills”— occur when consumers are charged for care from out-of-network providers that they receive due…

November 12, 2019

Consumer organizations letter to DOT and FAA on passenger emergency evacuation test

SUMMARY: Letter from Consumer Reports and other consumer organizations urging FAA and DOT to conduct its upcoming airline passenger emergency evacuation testing in a way…

October 25, 2019

Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills, Prevent Unsustainable Cost Growth

Surprise medical bills reflect the breakdown of truth, transparency, and fairness in the healthcare system. Patient must be protected from surprise medical bills today and…

September 20, 2019

CR comments to USDA on Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Proposed Rule on Genetically Engineered Organisms

SUMMARY: Although GE plants hold out promise for improving crops, this new technology also raises environmental and health questions that should require premarket assessment by…

August 9, 2019

CR comments to FTC on Contact Lens Rule

SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Contact Lens Rule, which requires the eye doctor to give patients a copy of their…

July 30, 2019

Consumer Reports urges support for the No Surprises Act and to extend these consumer protections to air ambulances

On July 25, 2019, Consumer Reports wrote to Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Foxx, and members of the House Education and Labor Committee to urge their…

July 25, 2019

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