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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.


Back to School? The Impact of COVID on Kids

During the Covid-19 pandemic, children have suffered. In this episode of Fight Back, we discuss with two experts what parents can do to prepare themselves and their children for a return to the classroom and in-person learning.

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Heart Health

World renowned Dr. Kathy Magliato discusses heart disease, its signs and symptoms, and some of the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your heart’s health.

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Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

Renowned sleep expert Dr. Rafael Pelayo, from Stanford University, talks about sleep: from the basics of getting a good night’s sleep to the physical and mental impacts of not getting enough high-quality sleep each night.

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Covered California

In this episode, we talk with Peter Lee, Executive Director of Covered California, about many facets of the Covered California program, including what options consumers have for obtaining affordable health insurance even if they lose their employment.

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Lifestyle Medicine

Medicine expert Dr. Cate Collings discusses how lifestyle medicine—using a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, stress management, and more—can improve health.

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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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