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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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2022: A Year in Review

Our Fight Back 2022 year-in-review episode looks back at some of our most interesting and informative episodes. From discussing the importance of canine companions to analyzing long COVID, we will continue to interview expert guests about the important healthcare topics that matter most to you.

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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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