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10 Years After Lehman

Notes from our friends at US PIRG on the financial crisis and what’s happened since: You’re starting a new week, but ten years ago today a wild and crazy Wall Street-induced lost weekend didn’t end. A decade of unhinged Wall Street risk-taking unleashed on consumers, homebuyers and communities had come to a head. The weekend bankruptcy... [Read more]


Equifax: One Year Later

From Consumer Action’s Scam Gram: Let’s do a checkup: Where are we one year after the largest data breach in history? You know, the one that exposed millions of people’s personal and financial information (pretty much everyone in the U.S. with a credit history)? Surely Equifax, the company that was hacked, has been forced to face the... [Read more]


Stealing Money from the Sick and the Old

That’s Lamar Alexander’s health care plan. While Alexander frequently talks about real solutions to health care and protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions, the Association Health Plans he’s pushing as an option actually shift costs to older, sicker Tennesseans. That’s according to an analysis by health policy analyst... [Read more]


The Bad Old Days

When insurance companies refused coverage due to pre-existing conditions or set lifetime limits — more from the Knoxville News Sentinel: Kim Elrod remembers well what it was like trying to buy an individual health insurance policy before the Affordable Care Act. Then a small-business owner, Elrod had been eligible for Tennessee’s Medicaid... [Read more]


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Economic Justice

More Debt, Higher Risk for Students — PROSPER Act

Some analysis from our friends at The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS): Congress... 


SNAP Cuts Fail in House

A Farm Bill that included billions of dollars in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition... 


Time to Fight for SNAP

This year, Congress gave every millionaire in the United States a $51,000 tax break... 


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Consumer Protections

10 Years After Lehman

Notes from our friends at US PIRG on the financial crisis and what’s happened... 


Equifax: One Year Later

From Consumer Action’s Scam Gram: Let’s do a checkup: Where are we one... 


The Fight for Student Loan Fairness

A note on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and student loan borrowers... 


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