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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: Long COVID

Most people with COVID-19 don’t become severely ill and will often get better within weeks of falling sick. By staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster dose, you can lower the odds of a severe illness and the risk of hospitalization. However, even a mild COVID infection can cause what doctors and researchers call “long COVID.”

Long COVID is a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people may experience more than four weeks after being first infected. Researchers estimate that 10% to 30% of patients might experience long COVID after recovering—even if they experienced mild symptoms. This leaves many COVID long-haulers with questions about symptoms and what to do. In this Fight Back episode, our special guest, Dr. Aras Mattis, a research scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the ongoing research and understanding of long COVID.

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Episodes

COVID Update: May 2022

Do you need a second COVID vaccine booster shot? Are the home rapid tests able to detect the newest variants? What’s the latest data regarding long COVID? Dr. Pollock joins us for our monthly COVIDcast to answer these questions.

Negotiate Medical Bills

Our special guest Alan Fox, a former hospital CFO, offers his unique insights on how to negotiate your medical bills.

Long COVID

Researchers estimate that 10% to 30% of patients might experience long COVID after recovering—even if they experienced mild symptoms. Our special guest, Dr. Aras Mattis, a research scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the ongoing research and understanding of long COVID.

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