| by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Medical debt, even when it is paid off, remained on credit reports for up to seven years. That's about to change. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

 | by
Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

U.S. PIRG submitted a public comment letter supporting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosures rule and made recommendations to strengthen it.

 | by
Douglas H. Phelps
Chairman, U.S. PIRG; President and Executive Director, The Public Interest Network

Donald Ross passed away on May 14 after a recent illness. He was 78 years old.

7 steps to take if your car is towed 

 | by
Aaron Colonnese
Content Creator

Young leaders celebrated this Earth Day by comparing notes on how to move our country toward a zero-waste future.

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Providers may promise to “do no harm,” but clearly the thing some of them care about keeping healthy, above their patients, is their revenue stream. After fighting against patients -- and losing -- in the halls of Congress and again during the executive branch’s rule-making process, they finally found a sympathetic ear in one federal district court.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Complaints are soaring about the “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing schemes that businesses increasingly are offering as an alternative to up-front payments in full. Consumers making purchases as small as $50 online are often offered these payment plans, which can turn into debt traps. Here are some tips to avoid the interest and fees that often come with these “deals.”

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Every day during the first week of March, PIRG is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues.