Americans are spending way too much on health care, and getting far too little in return. Together we can bring down the cost of prescription drugs, prevent surprise medical bills, get providers to rein in skyrocketing costs, and more.
The Latest on Health care
Looking ahead: protecting the climate, nature and consumers in 2024
TexPIRG fall update
Sign up for a quick primer on medical bill protections
Public’s right to challenge weak patents for Rx drugs is at risk.
Medical Bills: Everything you need to know about your rights.
What You Can Do
Tell your U.S. senators: Pass health care price transparency
Tell your US Representative: Lower Costs, More Transparency
Tell your governor: End unjustified facility fees
Letter in support of Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (HR 5378)
A bad deal: Why you don’t want (medical credit) cards in your hand
Patient protections needed from medical credit cards
Did your insurance deny your health care claim? How to appeal.
Year in review: PIRG’s 2023 highlights
PIRG, its state groups celebrate national, state, local victories for the public interest
PIRG builds on campaign to improve hospital price transparency to drive down high prices in health care
Release: New consumer guide warns against use of ‘medical credit cards’
Payment method can worsen financial burden on patients already struggling to pay for health care
STATEMENT: Federal judge’s decision on No Surprises Act could mean patients pay more
Recent ruling counters previous pro-consumer win
Facility fees are driving up the prices of doctor visits.
Hospital facility fees are tacked onto bills for doctor visits. But why?