Consumer Tips

Why you can now have faith in good faith estimates

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Here are the steps to getting a written good faith estimate before receiving scheduled medical care. 

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STATEMENT: Flyers embarking on holiday travel should know their rights

As travelers try to navigate air travel this holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead, they should know their rights to a refund under federal law, and understand airlines’ policies on credits and vouchers, which flyers don’t have to accept when the airline cancels the flight.

How to minimize food waste this 4th of July

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Planning ahead and getting creative with leftovers reduces food waste for a fun, sustainable celebration.

How to make sure your credit reports don’t include paid medical debt

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Medical debt, even when it is paid off, remained on credit reports for up to seven years. That's about to change. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.

How discounts and incentives for electric vehicles should be improved

By | Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order that prohibits infant formula from being sold at illegally high prices that indicate price gouging. 

Reports have emerged from across the country of cans of formula being offered for sale at double, triple or even quadruple the price they sold for in February.

Avoid a vacation rental scam by watching out for these flags

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

We're hearing about an avalanche of scams involving rental listings.

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Statement: CPSC warns public to stop using infant rockers after deaths

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday took an unusual step to warn the public about infant rockers that haven’t been recalled.

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