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Hannah Rhodes
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With the overwhelming number of reviews found both on website listings and social media, we pulled together the best tips to spot fake reviews when shopping online.

The No Surprises Act will work to protect consumers from surprise air ambulance bills beginning in January 2022.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Before listening to In Case You Get Hit By a Bus, I didn’t know about insurance that covers the costs of long-term care, such as home health care or nursing home care, for people who need assistance with daily living activities. 

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Getting my finances in order has been a work in progress over several years, starting with tackling credit card debt, paying off my car loan and then building an emergency fund. 

After clearing those hurdles, I set more defined financial goals and plans in motion this year, including automatic deposits into new investment accounts.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

The House should pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill on the House floor this week. Among other provisions, it allocates $65 billion to make fast broadband more available -- especially in rural and tribal areas -- and more affordable. That total includes about $14 billion to subsidize access and about $42 billion to deploy broadband. Also, broadband providers would be required to use a new pricing label based on the easy-to-read FDA nutrition labels.

Photo of "Rural Broadband Buildout Project" by Maryland GovPics, via Flickr, some rights reserved.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The good news: Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a bit. The bad news: They'll probably never go away completely. Consumers need to remain vigilant to protect their personal information and their money. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Scam robocalls have declined by 29 percent since June. But most of us still get too many. And the industry overall isn't doing enough.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

The No Surprises Act establishes arbitration to settle payment disputes. Regulators must design the dispute resolution system well so it won't add costs to the system.

Shareholders press these leading Right to Repair opponents to explain themselves as regulatory pressure mounts 

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Diane Brown
Executive Director

By now, if you live in the Valley, you have likely heard that Salt River Project is proposing to add 16 gas units at a cost of ~ $1 billion to SRP customers.