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2019

February

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  • Mejora tu relación con tu médico. Son muchos los estudios que sugieren que tener una buena relación con tu médico es importante para tu salud. Por ejemplo, una investigación publicada en Plos One en 2017 encontr
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  • When the cure is worse than the disease. As many as 18 million patients rely on opioids to treat long-term pain that is intractable but not necessarily associated with terminal illness. In 2016, seeking to curb opioid misuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • If you do medicare sign-up wrong, it will cost you. Medicare requires enrollees to sign up during a limited window before and after their 65th birthday. Failing to do so leads to stiff late-enrollment penalties that continue for life, and potentially expensive, long waits for
  • HHS takes on middlemen that inflate drug prices. The Trump administration is declaring its boldest move yet in its battle to lower the high cost of prescription drugs, proposing to outlaw the secretive rebates that many blame ballooning drug prices in the

January

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  • Switching to digital billing statements?. It seems like everything is going digital, so it’s no surprise that businesses of all sizes (and even some government agencies) are pushing us to choose “environmentally friendly” paperless billing. 
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  • Walmart drops CVS pharmacy coverage. Walmart said Tuesday that it would no longer honor prescription drug coverage from CVS Health, leaving large numbers of Walmart customers searching for a new pharmacist and amplifying concerns about the growing market power of
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  • Paper or digital? (Winter 2018-2019). Paper or digital, that is the question—and the focus of the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Consumer Action News. Companies and government agencies are (in some cases aggressively) switching consumers from paper to electronic communications, but is that what consumers want or need? Read the newsletter to learn about consumers’ rights regarding paper statements, what a Consumer Action survey on the topic revealed, and how groups are pushing back on paperless in support of consumer choice.
  • Paper or digital? (Winter 2018-2019). Paper or digital, that is the question—and the focus of the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Consumer Action News. Companies and government agencies are (in some cases aggressively) switching consumers from paper to electronic communications, but is that what consumers want or need? Read the newsletter to learn about consumers’ rights regarding paper statements, what a Consumer Action survey on the topic revealed, and how groups are pushing back on paperless in support of consumer choice.
 

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