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Resource | Health Care

SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE. NOW WHAT?

Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance. To make the most of new choices, protections and financial help, you need good information. This guide can help you find quality coverage that won’t break the bank.

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CONSUMER ALERT

Several fidget spinners were tested for lead content by a CPSC-accredited laboratory. The fidget spinners were analyzed in accordance with CPSC-CH-E1001-8.3 using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS). The toys that tested for high levels of lead were then re-tested a second time to confirm the results. The results of the second test are included in this report.

Resource | COVID-19

Analysis of CFPB Consumer Complaints March-April 2020

As the House considers the next coronavirus funding bill, the Heroes Act, an analysis by U.S. PIRG of recent complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shows an alarming need for Congressional action to protect consumers from the pandemic’s repercussions. In April, more than 33,000 complaints were filed with CFPB, setting a new monthly record since the database went live in 2011.

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UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund v. AbbVie, Inc. amicus brief

On October 12, 2020, U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals an amicus brief in the case of UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund v. AbbVie, Inc. The brief argues that AbbVie’s strategies of reverse payment settlements and the creation of “patent thickets” for their block-buster drug Humira have delayed the entry of competing biosimilars, costing the government, payors and consumers billions of dollars. 

Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

In the United States, 49 million Americans receive their drinking water from surface sources located within 50 miles of an active nuclear power plant.

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