MontPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

There is no worse feeling than getting a large unexpected bill in the mail. And in the case of a surprise medical bill, it usually comes at the worst time - when you are home recovering from an illness or injury. But most of those bills will soon be a thing of the past.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

A look at 2020 highlights and milestones for the campaign to fix our stuff, and a look ahead to 2021

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

President-elect Biden's platform includes a proposal to replace the private credit bureaus with a public credit registry. Here's why it's a worthy idea.

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Testing is an important tool to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it's important to know when and how to get tested.