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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 credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

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Red-Light Camera Testimony

PIRGIM, along with our national affiliate, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, have been concerned by many of the red-light ticketing practices around the country. We articulated those concerns in a report titled  “Caution: Red Light Cameras Ahead- The Risks of Privatizing Traffic Law Enforcement and How to Protect the Public.” We also spelled out what we believe it would take to protect the public if red-light cameras were to be introduced.

Resource | Health Care

Building a Better Health Care Marketplace: Driving Quality and Cost Improvements through the Exchange

A health care exchange that pools its enrollees’ bargaining power will help give consumers a better deal on their coverage, but it will need to do more to get the unsustainable rise in health care costs under control.

Resource | Health Care

Building a Better Health Care Marketplace: Ensuring Exchange Stability and Protecting Against Adverse Selection

The idea of creating health insurance purchasing pools, like those called for in the Affordable Care Act, is not a new one.  In the past, many states have experimented with creating such pools, and their experience has shown that mechanisms like the exchange can succeed at improving choice and holding down costs.  But experience has also shown that success is not automatic

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