Debra Berlyn, executive director, Project GOAL, discusses the ways new technology will enables consumers to stay in their homes as they age. A recent survey of older adults found this was their number one concern.
John Berlau, Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, its history, the way it is organized and possible changes to make its organization more in line with other government agencies.
Jim Quiggle with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud describes how crooks are using the new Medicare cards to defraud consumers, as well as the continuing menace of medical identity theft, which can cost lives as well as money and staged car accidents.
Pete Sepp a member of the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice discusses proposed changes to the rules that give consumers the ability to shop around for eyewear and to have refractive eye exams and renew prescriptions online.
Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission discusses the funds dedicated to helping restore the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico communications networks, action taken against robocallers, initiatives against cramming and slamming, and efforts to deploy broadband to rural areas.
Ted Frank of the Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness discusses how class action lawsuits sometimes benefit only the lawyers bringing the suit, not the damaged consumers. Actions taken by the center have resulted in positive changes for consumers involved in class action lawsuits.