Letter to the President in Support of a Regulatory Relief EO

Today, a group of 35 organizations, including the American Consumer Institute, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to sign an executive order that would provide regulatory relief as businesses start back up. As many regulations were waived during the COVID crisis, the executive order would ask that waivers be continued until regulations were […]

Proposal to Ban all Mergers Shortsighted

Today, ACI joined a coalition of 26 other organizations to send a letter to Congress that opposes legislative attempts to prevent efficient market organization. A recent attempt to ban mergers using the “pandemic” as convenient cover is very disingenuous and most certainly not beneficial to struggling businesses during this crisis. You can read the letter […]

Congress Should Make Temporary CMS Policies Permanent

Today, ACI joined thirty-five other organizations in calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to make permanent a number of regulatory changes. During the COVID-19 Crisis, CMS made necessary improvements to rules that facilitated Telehealth applications, relaxed professional licensing guidelines, stemmed non-essential physician supervision, and waived HIPPA requirements that would allow provider-patient communication […]

Letter to Congress: Don’t Reduce the Accuracy of Credit Reporting

ACI joins a coalition of nonprofits calling on Congress not to lower the standards for credit reporting. Reducing the predictability and accuracy of credit reporting would ultimately lead to lower scores for credit worthy consumers, thereby limiting their eligibility for home mortgage loans and other forms of credit. The letter can be read here.

Post Office Reports Staggering Loss Despite Increased Revenues

“Newly appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will inherit a Post Office with continual losses, and with a business plan that is so fundamentally flawed that USPS leadership has refused to address this problem. Hopefully, DeJoy can use his considerable experience in logistics to restore USPS to an agency that will keep delivering for consumers and […]

31 Groups Call for the Rejection of a Bill That Would Deplete Current Medicare Funds

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress calling on it to oppose legislative attempts to meddle with the current Medicare plan. A proposal called the Medicare Crisis Program Act seeks to expand eligibility and threatens the financial stability of Medicare by depleting the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. The bill also opens the door to […]

ACI Sends a Letter to Congress: Please Protect Consumer Credit

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer: As a group representing millions of consumers and taxpayers, we fully understand the difficult plight affecting the vast majority of Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we support public policies that will bring them temporary tax and regulatory relief. However, we are strongly opposed […]

Certificate of Need Regulations: a Roadblock to Hospital Capacity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for states and municipalities to end their barriers to expanding hospital capacity by ending certificate of need regulations that restrict the expansion of hospital coverage and services to the critically ill. ACI joins a coalition of groups calling for Congress to end these needless regulations. Read the coalition […]

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Files a Recommendation on Truth-in-Billing

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, chaired by Steve Pociask, approved a recommendation on the application of Truth-in-Billing rules for all voice services. The recommendation was sent to Chairman Pai and the other FCC commissioners, and it is available here.

Coalition Calls on Lawmakers Not to Increase Financial Regulations at the Cost of Consumers

ACI joined a group of nonprofit organizations and sent a letter to the President, House Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House calling on them to refrain from helping some self-interested businesses at the detriment of consumers and small businesses. The letter expressly addressed lobbying efforts by some to expand onerous Dodd-Frank regulations. The letter […]