Blog Posts By:

Patricia Kelmar,
Director, Health Care Campaigns

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


New consumer tool helps families searching for quality facilities

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

 Some people ‘subscribe’ to ambulances, but the subscription may not be worth it

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.


Saturday, April 24, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Here are the tactics that drug companies use to keep lower-priced drug competitors out of the market

The No Surprises Act, passed in December 2020, is one of the most comprehensive consumer health protections the previous Congress passed. It builds on what we've learned from state surprise billing protections and establishes guardrails to minimize inflationary effects of arbitration. 

U.S. PIRG visited the state health department websites for all 50 states to assess testing requirements and availability of testing sites.