U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How in-network childbirth still exposes new families to out-of-network bills

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

 

New consumer tool helps families searching for quality facilities

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

But are they accurate?

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Wendy's, the third largest burger chain in the country, committed to prohibiting the routine use of medically important antibotics in its meat supply chains by the end of 2030. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If you’re stunned that safety standards for inclined sleepers weren’t required before, get this: The new rules don’t take effect for a year. That’s one of the problems in the world of infant sleep.

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

As Microsoft joins the $2 trillion club, a shareholder group presses for Right to Repair 

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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

This blog post was guest written by Joshua Gregory

One thing that often gets overlooked at cookouts is the sheer amount of waste that these events create. By being conscious and taking a few extra steps when planning a cookout, we can all reduce the amount of waste we create, and in many ways, have better cookouts than before. Here’s how I did it, and how you can too:

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

Burger King customer service staff told concerned callers in June that the company plans to phase out PFAS in its packaging by the end of 2021.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With the new federal law that takes effect June 30, we should start seeing a decline in illegal robocalls. But the scams certainly won't halt overnight. Here are some tips to live by.