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Consumers Council of Missouri

Consumers Council of Missouri works to educate consumers and advocate for issues such as fair utility rates, health care access, personal finance and others as they arise.

 

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Missouri Policies Allow Consumers to Be Overcharged for Drugs

Jefferson City -- Believe it or not, generic medicines can be less expensive than co-pays, making them cheaper to buy outright than with insurance - but your pharmacist may be banned from telling you that. The cost difference doesn’t go to the pharmacist, it doesn’t go to the drug manufacturer, it goes to the middleman: the drug benefit manager. That payback is called a clawback. Clawbacks ...

Gas Rates Go Down and Low Income Residents Get Bill Assistance.

For Immediate Release Contact: Cara Spencer, executive director of Consumers Council of Missouri 314-556-7379   Gas Rates Go Down and Low Income Residents Get Bill Assistance. Jefferson City -- The Missouri Public Service Commission just approved Spire’s new natural gas rates – effective April 19 – and your monthly gas bill will actually decrease, with the savings varying cross the s ...

Missouri bills deregulating utility rates make headway. Consumer protection ...

Bills that would deregulate how MO utility companies set rates are making progress through legislative committees in both the Missouri House and Senate. Another series of bills aimed at increasing consumer protections, however, have all mostly stalled. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/missouri-bills-deregulating-utility-rates-make-headway-consumer-protections-not/article_d6de1 ...

Consumers are still waiting....

Your utility company got a break at the first of the year -- why should you have to wait?? “I think it’s incumbent upon utilities to be forthcoming about the amount of money they’re saving from the tax law, so that we can have a public debate about it,” said Coffman. “You’re a regulated monopoly. I don’t understand the justification for keeping that information from the public.” ...

Scam Alert #MOLEG

Special interests have massive $$ campaign. Help us get the word out on a major scam in #MOLEG that will raise utility bills for the most vulnerable among us. And many of our state reps are going along for the ride. Don't be fooled by the bogus "rate cap" bill bought and paid for by Ameren. Sign up here to keep track of how your state rep votes on bills that will raise your utility rat ...

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