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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    Care Health insurance industry getting desperate The health insurance industry is getting desperate Funding a bogus study claiming that health care reform will drive up the cost of coverage Health plan Lobby s Tough Oct 13 is part of a last ditch effort to derail reform Despite the scare tactics Congress is making headway Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Pennsylvania Small Businesses at Risk America s small businesses stand at the forefront of innovation Our entrepreneurs are the first to adopt new technologies and take new approaches in old industries As engines of job creation small businesses are the leading edge that pushes our economy forward They are also unfortunately on the front lines of the health care crisis Keep Reading Pages first previous 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big Money Out Voters In Super PACs and mega donors are drowning out

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    will bring remarkable economic social cultural personal and other benefits Robust economic development job creation improved health care at lower costs enhanced educational opportunities increased homeland security and public safety reduced energy consumption and pollution a reinvigorated democracy and more open government these are just a few of the benefits that will flow from our nation linking its entire population to the Internet at broadband speed Keep Reading Report U S PIRG Health Care The 3 Trillion Dollar Question Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Keep Reading Pages first previous 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington according to a new report released by Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group on South Street in Philadelphia today Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Health Care The Small Business Dilemma When it comes to health care American small business owners are getting a raw deal While the current insurance marketplace offers some options to larger employers it too often leaves small business owners on the outside looking in They face unpredictable changes in costs and far too often they are forced to choose between covering employees and the very survival of their businesses Keep Reading Pages first previous 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big Money Out Voters In Super PACs and mega donors are drowning out the voices of

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    collect toll revenue a right that can amount to billions of dollars in profits for the shareholders Keep Reading Report PennPIRG Education Fund Safe Energy The High Cost of Nuclear Power Nuclear power is among the most costly approaches to solving America s energy problems Per dollar of investment clean energy solutions such as energy efficiency and renewable resources deliver far more energy than nuclear power Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection PIRG s Trouble In Toyland Washington DC Hazardous toys are still sold in stores across the country despite a new law overhauling the nation s product safety watchdog agency according to the 23rd annual toy safety survey released today The group also warned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission may delay one of the new law s toxic toy protections indefinitely Keep Reading Pages first previous 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change

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  • Letter to CFPB & FTC on Experian/T-Mobile Data Breach | PennPIRG
    What are the differences in security measures that would allow hackers to access the information of T Mobile customers but not the main credit report files If there are differences why weren t the security measures used for the T Mobile server If there are no such differences doesn t this raise the troubling possibility that the servers holding highly sensitive credit and personal information of over 200 million Americans is vulnerable to a data hack by identity thieves Finally as we pointed in our news release when we learned of the breach a security freeze also called a credit freeze is the only way to stop new account financial identity theft yet the breached firms are only offering weaker credit monitoring so we also ask the regulators Is there any authority for the CFPB to require the nationwide CRAs to provide free security freezes to affected consumers Are the CFPB and FTC willing to urge the nationwide CRAs to do so The letter is attached Resource file download Download the report Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Results Take Action Donate Join Us Priority

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  • Financial Reform | PennPIRG
    commit a variety of serious frauds including obtaining your tax refund Read our tips here Here s the first Don t click on any emails claiming to be from Anthem some may be malicious Financial Reform Read more about Anthem Customers and Others Some Advice On Steps To Take After Data Breach House Floor Vote on Budget Delayed over Special Interest Riders From Wall Street Other Powerful Interests Thursday December 11 2014 By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director UPDATED Opposition to a controversial provision authored by Citibank forced House leaders to delay consideration of the CRomnibus appropriations package just hours before funding for the federal government expired at midnight Thursday Eventually the bill passed narrowly with the Wall Street provision intact Action now shifts to the Senate which has a 48 hour window to pass the bill but any one Senator can block it under Senate rules The provision would again allow Wall Street banks to place risky bets with taxpayer backed funds and require taxpayers to bail them out if the bets fail repealing a key protection added in the 2010 Wall Street reform law Financial Reform Read more about House Floor Vote on Budget Delayed over Special Interest Riders From Wall Street Other Powerful Interests Media Hit Consumer Protection Financial Reform Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with bank complaints Since it started accepting complaints about banks 18 months ago the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped thousands of irate customers settle disputes over their accounts with roughly 1 out of 4 complaints resulting in monetary relief a just released analysis by a consumer group shows Read more about Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with bank complaints News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Financial Reform New Report Identifies Banks Consumers Complain About Most Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks according to a new report from the PennPIRG Education Fund The report highlights banks that generated the most complaints through their various banking services in each state Read more about New Report Identifies Banks Consumers Complain About Most Issue Health Care Fighting The High Cost Of Rx Drugs Brand name drug companies have been paying off generic drug makers to delay competition and keep prices high This widespread pay for delay scheme needs to be put to an end Read more about Fighting The High Cost Of Rx Drugs Result Financial Reform A VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS OVER WALL STREET Even after the financial crisis lobbyists for the big banks and credit card companies furiously opposed pro consumer provisions in the Wall Street reform law We helped convince Congress to ignore them and create a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Read more about A VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS OVER WALL STREET Issue Financial Reform Reining in Wall Street We re fighting for a financial regulatory system that guarantees consumers and taxpayers are protected from the predatory practices at the heart of this problem Read more about Reining

    Original URL path: http://www.pennpirg.org/topics/financial-reform?page=1 (2016-04-27)
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  • Financial Reform | PennPIRG
    from gotcha practices Incredibly bank regulators actively encouraged this behavior arguing it was profitable and kept banks safe No regulator cared about its other and to them secondary job enforcing consumer laws Some regulators rejected the role and even actively worked to prevent states from carrying it out Worse firms were able to pick and choose among regulators encouraging a race to the regulatory bottom That is the system that failed to protect us Read more about Ten Reasons We Need Consumer Financial Protection News Release Budget Consumer Protection Financial Reform New Survey Shows Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers PHILADELPHIA April 12 A survey released today by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group of more than 350 bank branches 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 Read more about New Survey Shows Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers News Release Financial Reform We Need a Watchog On eve of committee vote consumer group petitions for reform SCRANTON Oct 20 Local residents and statewide consumer group PennPIRG the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group called for meaningful financial reform in a petition demonstration in downtown Scranton today Read more about We Need a Watchog On eve of committee vote consumer group petitions for reform Media Hit Financial Reform Consumer relief It is not getting much attention locally but the big banks the mortgage lenders and the insurance companies are working to kill legislation in Washington that would give consumers much needed protections in the financial marketplace Read more about Consumer relief News Release Financial Reform On Anniversary of Financial Crisis Pennsylvanians Look to Congressman Kanjorski for Leadership on Reform Philadelphia PA One year ago this week Lehman Brothers collapsed in New York and the ripple effect began to spread to Pennsylvania Today as the President speaks in New York City on the need for strong financial regulations to protect consumers Pennsylvanians need Congress to pass H R 3126 the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act Read more about On Anniversary of Financial Crisis Pennsylvanians Look to Congressman Kanjorski for Leadership on Reform News Release Financial Reform House Passes Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights WASHINGTON April 30 2009 Statement from PennPIRG s federal Consumer Advocate Ed Mierzwinski on the passage of the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights by the U S House of Representatives on Thursday Read more about House Passes Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights News Release Financial Reform We re Deeply Disappointed with Wall Street Bailout U S PIRG is deeply disappointed that Congress punted on enacting critical protections for taxpayers and homeowners in the Wall Street bailout legislation passed today Read more about We re Deeply Disappointed with Wall Street Bailout Resource Consumer Protection Financial Reform Beat High Bank Fees Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees They count on consumers not shopping around PIRG s Big Banks Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and

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  • Financial Reform | PennPIRG
    hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description Take Action Donate Join Us Priority Action We re teaming up with big restaurant chains to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms Call on KFC to

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