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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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Naturopathy

Dr. Cari Spencer joins us to discuss the medical practice of naturopathy, an area of medical treatment of which most consumers are unaware. She talks about the type of doctors who practice naturopathy, what naturopathy really is, how you can find a practitioner, and how a Doctor of Naturopathy could help you diagnose your health problems or improve your health. Join us today as we discuss Naturopathy 101!

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Student Athletes

In this Fight Back Minicast, we talk with Adriana Contreras about the health and safety of student athletes.

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID Update: August 2022

What’s the latest on “Long-COVID”? What is the current predominant subvariant in the United States? What do we know about the new vaccine coming out in the fall of 2022?

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Economics of Healthcare

In this Fight Back Minicast, we talk with Sean Flynn, an assistant professor of economics at Scripps College, about the economics of our healthcare system: why consumers don’t pay much attention to healthcare costs, why health insurance companies spend so much, and why employers don’t push for reform.

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The NY COVID Experience

Dr. Howard Zucker, the former New York State Public Health Commissioner, shares New York’s experience as the first hot spot for COVID-19, dealing with shutdowns, masks, vaccines, and overrun emergency rooms.

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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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