Covered California

Peter Lee, Executive Director of Covered California, talks about the many facets of the Covered California program, including who qualifies, how the program works, what options consumers have if they lose their job, and how to navigate the open enrollment process.

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.

Lost Insurance

Health insurance is critical for individuals and families. When you suddenly lose your health insurance because of COVID-19 or any other reason, it can feel overwhelming and difficult to determine where to start and what to do. Fortunately, there are many options available.

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.

The Importance of Knowing Your Pharmacist

Pharmacist Debby Johnson explains the important role pharmacists play as they interact with patients, how computer technology has become an indispensable tool and offers advice when insurance companies deny coverage for prescription drugs.

Independent Medical Review

Mary Watanabe, Director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, talks about the Independent Medical Review system that gives healthcare consumers a powerful tool to fight back when insurance companies deny doctor-prescribed medical treatments.


On this episode of Fight Back, we talk with special guest Dr. Alan Sanders, a specialist in infectious diseases. Dr. Sanders gives us a behind-the-scenes look at telemedicine, from the implementation and use of the technology to what consumers should do to educate themselves on how telemedicine can work for them, and more.

Physical Therapy: Improving Your Recovery

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Rick Katz, who has developed physical therapy programs for cardiac, pulmonary, and stroke patients and held numerous positions with the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Katz talks about how physical therapy can improve recovery after surgery, eliminate the need for painkillers, and how physical therapy can play a pro-active role in a healthy lifestyle as we age, and much more.

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.

Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Story

Skyline of Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan has reported only 550 cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. How did they do this? We talk with Dr. Wen Chiu, former Taiwanese Minister of Health and Welfare, to find out.