Unhealthy Debt: Medical costs and bankruptcies in Oregon

The high cost of health care imposes a steep burden on Oregon consumers. Expensive monthly insurance premiums, high deductibles, and expenses not covered by insurance all add to the strain on Oregonians’ finances, leaving them more vulnerable to other financial problems. This report describes the onerous fiscal toll health care costs impose on Oregonians – as observed in bankruptcy data – and identifies policies to help reduce the high cost of care, including implementation of a public option health plan.

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Chain Reaction VI

The Chain Reaction VI report and scorecard ranks America’s top restaurant chains on their policies relating to antibiotic use in their beef supply chains. 


Oregon Attitudes on Health Care

In February 2021, OSPIRG contracted with Strategies 360 to conduct a poll surveying Oregon voters on attitudes towards health care, particularly their reactions to a state public option. This report contains the results from that survey.

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Looking Inward

We surveyed nearly 1,000 personal care products from 26 popular cosmetics companies and scored them on ingredient safety and disclosure. The major takeaway: most companies need to do a lot more to inform their customers about what ingredients are in their products.

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Warranties in the Void II

An updated survey of warranties from 43 companies finding all tell customers they void warranties for independent repair. The continued problem of warranties wearing thin underscores the need for action on Right to Repair.


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