“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!
Despite tremendous progress, smoking is still a leading cause of death from lung cancer and a significant contributor to heart disease. Our special guest, Erica Costa, discusses how to quit smoking. Erica is the Director of Advocacy for Tobacco Control in California for the American Lung Association.
In this Fight Back Minicast episode, our special guest, world-renowned Dr. Kathy Magliato, who is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, will discuss with us why heart disease is called the silent killer, its signs and symptoms, and some of the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your heart’s health.
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.
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.
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.