Category: Other Consumer Issues

New to our Board of Directors

New to our Board of Directors

This month, Consumers Council of Missouri welcomes two new members to our Board of Directors: Adam Kustra and Tracy Dischert Verner. Welcome to our leadership team!!! ...

Public Access to Health Insurance Rates Postponed in MO

Public Access to Health Insurance Rates Postponed in MO

The annual review of health insurance rates helps to protect consumers from insurance companies unjustly increasing rates on premiums. Federal regulations specify that 2018 health insurance rates must be made public by August 1 to facilitate this review process but the Missouri Department of Insurance has postponed public access of these filings in our state to September 1, 2017. With all the activity on the national level regarding the future of subsidies and the last-minute ad ...

The ACA void has been filled in MO

The ACA void has been filled in MO

The MO Director of Insurance joins consumer advocates at CCM in cheering Centene for filling the ACA void in our state. While we would like to see more choice in MO, 1 choice is certainly better than no choice. ...

Economic Development: Driven by Ratepayers

#MOLEG Special Session: an economic development package paid for by utility ratepayers. “What passed in the special session was an economic development package on the backs of ratepayers,” the Consumers Council of Missouri, a consumer advocacy nonprofit, said in a statement. “What worries us is the 10-year rate clause, allowing the Public Service Commission to set rates for 10 years that would disable future commissions from revisiting those special rates.” http://www.bizjourna ...

Ameren prices go DOWN.

Lower electric prices for Ameren Missouri customers this week. Kudos to our Public Service Commission! More here. ...

Raise the costs of all MO utilities?

Pending utility legislation would raise the costs of utilities for all Missourians with ONE exception: Doe Run. Pending utility legislation would raise the costs of utilities for all Missourians with ONE exception: Doe Run. A few of our representatives are standing up for us: Sen. Gary Romine, Sen. Doug Libla, and Sen. Jill Schupp represent a few brave voices speaking up against a torrent of utility propaganda. Read more HERE. ...

#EqualAccessForAll

Many MO residents still lack access to internet. Banning community broadband is not the answer. Consumers benefit when there is choice, not when there is more restriction. http://stopthecap.com/2017/03/13/50-shades-grey-community-broadband-ban-bill-ties-hands-missouri-communities/ ...

‘Viewpoints’ reviews consumer protection

Join our director, Cara Spencer, in looking at a disastrous bill before the Missouri Senate. http://www.newspressnow.com/news/business/viewpoints-to-review-consumer-protection/article_50f00444-33e4-53ad-b8d2-93f48896da12.html ...

MO: Right to sue!

Missourians deserve the right to sue deceitful businesses. Some MO Senators disagree. Call yours today and tell them that consumer protection is important to you! www.stlamerican.com/business/business_opinion/missouri-consumer-protection-law-is-under-attack/article_0d0f8648-ee57-11e6-b49b-9b4e026b819f.html ...

MO Consumer Law is UNDER ATTACK

Call your Missouri State Senator today and tell them that you want your consumer rights protected. http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/jim-gallagher/missouri-consumer-law-is-under-attack/article_100a4d4e-1b02-51c3-b294-ddda4f224c9b.html ...

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