For those who receive medical treatment at a hospital or emergency room within their insurance network, surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers are costly, unfair and surprisingly common. That's why OSPIRG has launched a consumer education campaign on what surprise medical bills are and what rights and protections Oregonians have.
OSPIRG hosted a virtual town hall, alongside right to repair champions state Rep. Janeen Sollman and state Sen. Jeff Golden, to discuss the myriad ways right to repair is a must in a 21st-century economy — from reducing e-waste and cutting climate pollution, to saving consumers money and closing the digital divide.
Whole Foods has led on plastics in the past, but the company recently got an "F" in a report by As You Sow for failing to tackle plastic pollution. Tell Whole Foods' CEO to get rid single-use plastics in its stores.
Ongoing research by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group, analyzing government data, shows that too many of the 1.3 million Americans residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes are at risk due to dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment and/or staff.
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Millions of Americans stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. It’s time we fix that.
When consumers don’t have time to wait for authorized repair, they shouldn’t be faulted for finding alternatives.
Oregonians could soon have the option to purchase government-sponsored health insurance. On Tuesday, the Oregon House Health Care Committee weighed HB 2010, a bill that directs the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Consumer and Business Services to study and report to the legislature on potential ways to design a public option, and the effects of each choice. Led by Chair Rachel Prusak, the committee voted unanimously to move the bill to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, with a recommendation to pass it.
OSPIRG Intern Sophie is back with an update on three prescription drug bills as they make their way through the legislative process.
This blog is the second in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers recycled content requirements.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.