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Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Current Episode: Developmental Disabilities, Part 2

Do adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities get the same healthcare and benefits as everyone else? Join us as we welcome back Ken Barnes to explore the surprising answers to this question. Mr. Barnes is President and Chief Executive Officer of Options for All, an organization that serves, supports, and educates adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ken also discusses practical COVID policies that have been implemented to protect this community during the pandemic, new California legislation that potentially impacts employment and income for those with developmental disabilities, and much more.

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Episodes

How To Quit Smoking and What It Means To Your Health

Smoking is a leading cause of death from lung cancer and a significant contributor to heart disease in the U.S. Our special guest, Erica Costa, from the American Lung Association, discusses how to create a plan to stop smoking that encompasses counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, medication, friend and family support networks, and more.

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Medical Marijuana: Patient Use and Treatments

We welcome Sally Brammell, Head of Legal Affairs at PAX Labs, to discuss medical marijuana—what consumers should know about the science behind medical marijuana, the differences between CBD and THC, how to talk with their physicians about cannabis as a medicine, and much more. She also shares her family’s experiences with medical marijuana and their journey to find an effective treatment for her son.

Digital Health Records

Digital health records—are they safe and secure? Gary Cohen, Vice President of Government Affairs at Blue Shield of California, discusses what bringing healthcare into the digital age means. How are your personal healthcare records kept safe, secure, and yet accessible to your healthcare providers? How can the new technologies that help you monitor your health at home be integrated into your personal health records? Why are you still filling out a form with pen and paper when you visit a new doctor or specialist, or in the worst case, in the emergency room? We dive into these questions and more.

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