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News Release | OSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Banks Failing at Disclosing Account Fees

 A survey of more than 350 bank branches released today by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group revealed that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers, while one in four provided no fee information at all. The report, Big Banks, Bigger Fees: A National Survey of Bank Fees (http://www.ospirgstudents.org/report/big-banks-bigger-fees), includes consumer tips and a local comparison shopping guide.

 

 

 

 

News Release | OSPIRG | Health Care

Bill May Bar Exchange from Negotiating Lower Costs

Consumer advocates and small business owners say that without changes, the bill to create an Oregon health insurance exchange may fail to deliver lower costs for Oregonians.

News Release | OSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Oregon Regulators Data Breach

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has opened a file on the Health Net data breach impacting 120,000 Oregonians, and is gathering information from the insurer on the matter.

News Release | OSPIRG Foundation | Health Care

Effective Health Exchange Key to Lower Costs

Oregon policy-makers can address rising health care costs by implementing an effective health insurance exchange, according to a new policy brief released today by consumer advocacy group OSPIRG.

News Release | OSPIRG

Testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Listening Session: Vancouver, WA

There are many ways to meet our diverse transportation challenges here in Oregon. We encourage Chairman Mica and the members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to prioritize both investing in Oregon's inter-city rail and freight system and to take a "fix-it-first" approach, and prioritize fixing our crumbling infrastructure before building new highways.

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