Access to affordable and reliable telecommunications, energy, and water services is crucial to health and economic well-being.
Telecommunications and utility services are essential to health, safety, and economic welfare. These services must be reliable, safe, and affordable.
Credit histories and loan records are tools traditionally used by lenders to decide whether to give consumers credit.
All consumers should receive service that meets their daily needs at a reasonable price. The rates for these services should be fair, reasonable, and affordable.
Rapid changes in technology have made protecting consumer privacy increasingly challenging.
Most states and the District of Columbia have established utility consumer advocate offices.
Medicare payment rates should be fair and should provide incentives for providing preventive services, evidence-based practice, person- and family-centered
Medicare pays for hospital inpatient and outpatient services using a prospective payment system (PPS).
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should continue researching how Medicare payments to hospital