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Sign on to Consumer Voice's letter urging CMS to Ban Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses

Take action and sign on to Consumer Voice's letter to CMS calling for the banning of pre-dispute arbitration clauses!

For individuals: All you need to do is enter your information below and submit to us by 5pm ET, this Friday, July 29.  Scroll down to read the letter below.  (If your group would like to sign on, please use this link.)  

On July 25, the New York Times published a powerful editorial calling on CMS to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts in its final nursing home rules.  The editorial gives us another great opportunity to advocate for strong nursing home regulations.

Nursing home contracts with pre-dispute arbitration clauses are unfair and disadvantageous to nursing home residents.  Consumers unknowingly give up their constitutional right to trial by a jury for a dispute resolution method that already favors nursing facilities.  Most consumers cannot even afford arbitrators, who generally charge by the hour.  This makes it unlikely that consumers will even have the means to solve any disputes.  Also, the decision is final and consumers cannot appeal the arbitrator's decision.  The right to appeal is one of the fundamental principles in our justice system today.

Help us send a strong message to CMS that this practice is unfair to consumers and must end now.

Consumer Voice thanks you for your advocacy!

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