Health Care

Consumer Mediation Office

Taking legal action against a business or a service for consumer protection violations may be a long and costly process. Mediation provides a voluntary, informal channel of resolving disputes to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.

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MASSPIRG Comments on Partners Settlement #1

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Partners Healthcare System, Inc., South Shore Health and Educational Corp., and Hallmark Health Corp., Superior Court Civil Action No. 14-2033 BLS (June 24, 2014)

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MASSPIRG comments on Partners settlement #3

Proposed Final Judgment in Massachusetts v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc. et al., Civ. No. 14-2033 (BLS) 

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Comments on the Partners Healthcare System, Inc #2

Comments on the Proposed Final Judgment by Consent in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Partners Healthcare System, Inc., South Shore Health and Educational Corp., and Hallmark Health Corp., Superior Court Civil Action No. 14-2033 (BLS)

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection, Health Care

Some Good, Some Bad in Obama Executive Order on Protecting Antibiotics

New executive order on antibiotics takes several important steps necessary to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it misses the opportunity to call for critical reforms in the agricultural sector that are essential to protect public health. 

News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Health Care

Group Calls on FDA to Protect Public Health by Regulating Antibiotic Use at Factory Farms

As outlined in our new report entitled Weak Medicine:  Why the FDA's New Guidelines Are Inadequate To Curb Antibiotic Resistance and Protect Public Health.  Guidelines issued by FDA last year lack the restrictions necessary to fully combat the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria documented by world health experts.

Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Health Care

Weak Medicine

 As outlined in our new report, Weak Medicine:  Why the FDA's New Guidelines Are Inadequate To Curb Antibiotic Resistance and Protect Public Health. Guidelines issued by the FDA last year lack the restrictions necessary to fully combat the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria documents by world health experts.

A New Direction In Driving Trends

After a 60 year boom, driving is on the decline in the U.S. and no likely scenario shows it returning to previous levels of growth. 

Report | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Health Care

Making the Grade

When it comes to health care, there are few magic-bullet solutions for the many problems consumers face in the marketplace: insurers don’t compete for their business, leading to higher prices and lower quality. Important information about coverage is buried in the fine print, making it hard to know what’s really covered or which plan is right. And costs are continuing their unsustainable rise.

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