“Fight Back” is the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation’s podcast. Each episode tells the personal story of someone who has been tripped up by the healthcare system in some way—insurance claims denied, not getting the referral to a specialist or medical procedure one needs, an unexpected “out of network” bill, and so forth. Then we interview a relevant expert who can provide the insights, resources, and help to solve these kinds of problems while navigating our complex healthcare system.
We recently introduced a new product called the “Minicast,” a shortened form of a podcast. We will be producing two types of Minicasts. One is highlights from previous episodes edited to short, bite-sized audio files. Perfect when you want to sample a topic before listening to the entire thirty-minute plus podcast. Then we will use our Minicast format for interviews and updates that do not require a full podcast treatment but can be summarized in five minutes or less—a great way to cut through the noise and clutter of medical news and get to the nuggets of important medical information and tips. Enjoy!
COVID Vaccine: Is It Safe?
In this Minicast release, FightBack revisits a conversation we had with vaccine expert Dr. Mike Ybarra during the early days of the COVID-19 vaccine. We talk about how the vaccine was developed, how the clinical trial process works, and how herd immunity and vaccines work together.
Autism, Part 2
Kristin Jacobson discusses the laws and regulations that provide ASD patients with the rights to treatments, requirements for health insurance companies to cover such treatments, and much more.
Autism, Part 1
In this FightBack! Minicast, we discuss autism with former California Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares, and former Executive Director of Southern California Autism Speaks. Suzette will help us understand ASD, the critical importance of parent advocacy, and available resources to patients and families.
Natural Options for Helping Chronic Conditions
Dr. Cari joins us to discuss naturopathy, what types of treatment are available, and how a Doctor of Naturopathy could help you improve your health.
Our special guest, Dr. Joel Strom, discusses how oral hygiene impacts overall health and how preventive care almost always spares you from losing teeth and other problems.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Is It Safe?
How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines? We talk with vaccine expert and Emergency Room Physician, Dr. Mike Ybarra, to answer these and other vaccine questions.
Negotiating Medical Bills
Expected, or maybe unexpected, hospital bills can be overwhelming and significantly impact the costs of your healthcare. In this episode, we discuss whether it is possible to negotiate with your local hospital.
Introduction to Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation
Welcome to our kickoff podcast to introduce what Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is all about and how we will help you navigate the healthcare system.