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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

...buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight.But consumer advocates say few people will be helped relative to the...the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue."Consumer advocates note that millions of Americans are still struggling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/bank-america-settlement-li
Comedian Robin Williams' death shows 'anybody can become suicidal,' mental health expert says

...someone with a substance-abuse problem, "especially with a co-occurring psychiatric disorder."Mental health consumer advocates in Georgia said Tuesday that they were shocked by Williams' death."It shows you how serious depression really can be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-12/comedian-robin-williams-death
Georgia medicaid change delayed

...make too much money to qualify for regular Medicaid, but not enough money to pay for their health care needs.But consumer advocates have expressed concerns that the change in eligibility methods would help only people in nursing homes and institutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/georgia-medicaid-change-dela
Panel looks for answers to the rural health care crisis

...emergency department.One strategy that went without much discussion was expanding the state's Medicaid program.Consumer advocates and industry leaders have said expansion would give coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured in Georgia, turning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-10/panel-looks-answers-rural-he
Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

...With packages and a la carte fees multiplying, comparison shopping for airfares is becoming more difficult, consumer advocates say.Charlie Leocha, who lobbies for passenger rights on behalf of the Consumer Travel Alliance, welcomed the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/government-says-airlines-s
US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

...something the FCC had discouraged under the old rules.Consumer advocates say the proposed system would inevitably allow deep-pocketed...providers and content companies. Without regulation, consumer advocates say, giant conglomerates ? citing business or political...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-24/us-proposes-pay-priority-i
PSC priority is managing Vogtle costs

...implementation," said Kristie Benson, spokeswoman for Atlanta Natural Gas.It's an assessment repeated by consumer advocates, commissioners and observers.It is the commission's job to oversee that implementation. For Atlanta Gas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-26/psc-priority-managing-vogtle
Behavioral health program taking on a new look

...the state would close a program for troubled teenagers in Warm Springs drew criticism from Georgia legislators and consumer advocates.Commissioner Berry has agreed to delay the formal action that would close the Warm Springs Outdoor Therapeutic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-20/behavioral-health-program-ta
Federal government, 6 states sue to block US Airways, American merger

...Where did they think it was going to go?" said Robert Mann, an airline consultant who once worked at American.Consumer advocates cheered the lawsuit."This is the best news that consumers could have possibly gotten," said Charlie Leocha...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-08-13/federal-government-6-states-sue-blo
Airline fees limit ability to compare flights

...said a study commissioned by the association.Consumer advocates question how airlines would safeguard the personal...able to see fares and purchase tickets, though consumer advocates said those fares would probably be at the "rack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-26/airline-fees-limit-ability