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News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Money for nothing: Paying the same car insurance while driving less during the pandemic

While COVID-19 is causing financial difficulties for tens of millions of Americans, auto insurers nationwide have made tens of billions of dollars in profit because consumers have driven significantly less during the pandemic.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

U.S. PIRG statement on increase in sales of medically important antibiotics to produce meat for second year in a row

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data Tuesday showing that overall sales of medically important antibiotics for use in food-animal production increased by 3 percent from 2018 through 2019, following a trend set the previous year. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

COVID-19 deaths reach another grim milestone: 300,000

The number of U.S. deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic surpassed 300,000 on Monday, according to NBC News.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Health Care

Statement: Congressional compromise would end surprise medical billings

In a surprise agreement after months of deadlock, congressional committee leadership has announced compromise language on legislation to end surprise medical bills. For two years, four congressional committees have worked on solutions to protect consumers from surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. These surprise bills come from balance billing -- when medical professionals charge you the difference between their fees and the maximum amount allowed by your insurance company.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

New report: Opportunities to move America forward together despite widespread political polarization

In the throes of a pandemic and simmering civil unrest, at the end of a contentious presidency and in the wake of years of unrelenting partisan gridlock in Congress,  Americans of differing political views struggle just to have civil conversations. But a new report finds that there is more common ground among the American public than the partisan nature of modern politics suggests, and highlights the urgent need to bring Americans together to solve problems. 

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