Saint Louis, MO, July 30, 2015: Consumers Council of Missouri is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate projected rate increases from Coventry Health Insurance and four other Missouri insurers, each of whom has proposed raising rates by more than 10 percent in 2016.
The Detroit News, July 23, 2015: General Motors Co. now faces an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, adding to a list of several authorities and agencies looking into the automaker’s conduct after its delayed ignition switch recall last year.
Bloomberg Business, July 16, 2015: A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The committee instead voted to require cars be repaired before they’re rented.
Consumers Council of Missouri, July 2015: Missouri is the only state in the country in which the Department of Insurance has no authority over health insurance rates.
Joplin Independent, July 13, 2015
ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling unsafe, recalled vehicles to the public until the safety defects have been repaired. A key vote over rental car safety is expected July 15, 2015, in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 13, 2015: Erica Hollins borrowed $100 in 2006 at the Loan Express store on Olive Street downtown. By 2011, she had paid back $3,592, garnished from her wages at a nursing and retirement home.
While many businesses in Ferguson have still not re-opened, Pay Day Loans was quick to open their doors. Jacqueline Hutchinson of CCM says that this is typical of predators.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11, 2015: A proposed merger between two health insurance giants is drawing concerns around the country and in Missouri, as some fear the consolidation could leave older adults in the state with fewer choices for health care.
KBIA Radio, July 8, 2015: New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Missouri doctors received at least $71.9 million from medical device and drug companies in 2014 and the latter half of 2013.
Recent media reports take note of Consumers Council of Missouri's work on behalf of consumers buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. CCM is spearheading the effort to review proposed rates before they go into effect.