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Fight Back

“Fight Back” 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.(The information provided on this podcast is for general information only, and is no substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. Consumers who need legal advice about health care access or insurance should consult a qualified attorney who can provide advice tailored to their particular situations. The views expressed by individuals in these podcasts are their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation or the views any other organization or agency with which such individuals are affiliated.)


Minicast: First LIVE Telephone Town Hall: Your COVID Questions Answered! 05:49 06/23/2022
The FightBack! Podcast's First LIVE Telephone Town Hall: Your COVID Questions Answered! 53:15 06/16/2022
Minicast: What Do You Do if You've Lost or Can't Afford Health Insurance? 07:50 06/09/2022
Finding the Cause & Beating Childhood Cancer 45:29 06/02/2022
Minicast: How Lifestyle Medicine Can Make the Changes You Need 09:59 05/26/2022
Medical Bills: How to Budget, Shop, Negotiate and Avoid Surprise Medical Bills 41:46 05/19/2022
Minicast: When Should You Get an Advanced Healthcare Directive? 08:47 05/11/2022
COVID-19 Update: May 2022 27:41 05/04/2022
Minicast: Fight Back on your Medical Bills: You Can Negotiate! 13:07 04/26/2022
The Next Part of the Pandemic: Long Covid 28:02 04/20/2022
Minicast: Medical Marijuana - Questions Answered 11:43 04/13/2022
COVID-19 Update: April 2022 27:41 04/05/2022
Minicast: The Importance of Knowing your Pharmacist 06:50 03/31/2022
Minicast: The Challenge & Benefits of Stopping Smoking 07:35 03/23/2022
Service Animals: How They Can Help Improve Your Health 35:46 03/15/2022
Minicast: Can you use food to prevent and treat disease? 06:28 03/09/2022
COVID-19 Update: March 2022 32:16 03/01/2022
Minicast: What are the Latest Innovations in Treating Heart Disease? 08:40 02/22/2022
Oral Health: Why You Should Love Your Dentist 40:12 02/14/2022
Minicast: Is Heart Disease Really a Silent Killer? 09:02 02/07/2022
COVID-19 Update: February 2022 29:59 02/03/2022
Minicast: Pharmaceutical Breakthoughs for Treating Alzheimer's 05:34 01/24/2022
A Look Into ICUs: Behind the Scenes with an ICU Doctor 34:37 01/17/2022
Minicast: Beating Insomnia 06:27 01/12/2022
2021 - Year in Review 33:09 01/05/2022
COVID 19 Update: Variants, Vaccines & Treatment Options 49:43 12/20/2021
California’s Healthcare Help Desk: When your health insurance denies you, who to call to fight for you. 29:45 12/14/2021
Innovations in Heart Surgery and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 40:46 11/29/2021
Want to Get Fit? How Do You Choose a Personal Trainer or Fitness Coach—the Dos and Don'ts 30:02 11/08/2021
Holiday Blues - Tips and Tricks to Make it Through the Holiday Season 36:17 10/25/2021