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The Fight Back podcast is produced by the non-profit organization Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation. Each episode takes a look at a pressing current medical issue, often including the story of someone who has been negatively affected by that issue, such as insurance claims denied, not getting the referral to a specialist or medical procedure one needs, an unexpected “out of network” bill, dealing with heart disease, COVID, mental illness, and more. Then we interview a relevant expert who can provide the insights and resources to help solve these kinds of problems while navigating our complex healthcare system.

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Developmental Disabilities

In this minicast, Ken Barnes talks about growing up with his developmentally disabled twin brother and the issues he and his family went through caring for him. Former Options for All CEO Ken Barns shares how to work through these issues and the available resources.

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ICU

In this episode of Fight Back, Dr. Wes Ely, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives us an inside look at Intensive Care Units. He shares what patients and their loved one’s experience when entering an ICU, the ways that COVID has led to changes in how ICU medical teams treat their patients, and so much more.

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Holiday Blues

Dr. Richard Sherman, a licensed psychologist in private practice, joins us to talk about the holiday blues.

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COVID in New York

Dr. Zucker shares New York’s experience as the first hot spot for COVID-19, dealing with shutdowns, masks, vaccines, and overrun emergency rooms. Join us as we take a quick look back at the start of COVID-19 in New York

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Medicare: How To Sign Up

Medicare is complicated, and many who are about to or have recently turned 65 face many choices and daunting questions.

In this episode, we talk with Medicare Expert Karen Johnson of Wellcare to learn the details about how to enroll successfully in Medicare.

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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.

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