Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

citzensvoice.com: Patients’ inability to pay bills puts pressure on area facilities

May 6, 2011 – More people were unable to pay their hospital bills last year, a problem that put added pressure on struggling hospitals and is likely to worsen if proposed cuts to state medical assistance funding are approved for next year’s budget, experts said.