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“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.

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Advanced Healthcare Directive

In this Fight Back Minicast, we cover the critically important topic of advanced healthcare directives, a legal document that addresses such end-of-life issues as “do not resuscitate” orders, and more.

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COVID-19 Updates

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.

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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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Medical Marijuana

Sally Brammell, Senior Corporate Counsel at PAX Labs, a cannabis vaporizer company, discusses the science behind medical marijuana, insurance and legal issues, different cannabis delivery methods, and more.

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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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