News

2019

October

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  • How to stop the abuse of location data. First, apps on mobile devices should not be allowed to ask for location data unless they offer the user a clear service that depends on that data. Second, a new privacy law must require greater
  • How to make sure a used car is safe. Buying a used car is always a bit risky.  You don’t know how that vehicle was driven or maintained. It could be subject to an “open” recall — a safety
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  • New approach to treating chronic pain includes more support. Treating chronic pain requires more than the occasional appointment and prescription for medication or therapy. In recognition of that fact, the medical community is turning to other approaches, including increasing patient support and education and
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  • Medicare shopping season is coming. Every fall, Medicare recipients have the opportunity to change their coverage during an enrollment season that runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can switch between original fee-for-service Medicare
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  • Consumer Action takes a look at the crisis in drug prices. Consumer Action releases a new issue of Consumer Action News (Fall 2019) looking at the crisis in prescription drug prices. The group surveyed community organizations about the impact of rising drug costs on consumers and examined some of the bills pending in Congress to address the crisis.
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  • Trump admin to delay changes if ACA loses in court. The Trump administration, with no viable plan for replacing critical health benefits for millions of Americans, plans to seek a stay if a federal appeals court invalidates all or part of the Affordable Care Act
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September

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2019. The October 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER details a partnership between Verizon and Consumer Action to combat the onslaught of robocalls; outlines our involvement in the Insurance Consumer Protection Advisory Council (to identify new ways to reduce insurance fraud); informs readers of what action to take when a landlord will not return their security deposit; lists the newest class action settlements; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2019. The October 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER details a partnership between Verizon and Consumer Action to combat the onslaught of robocalls; outlines our involvement in the Insurance Consumer Protection Advisory Council (to identify new ways to reduce insurance fraud); informs readers of what action to take when a landlord will not return their security deposit; lists the newest class action settlements; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more.
 

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