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Dealing with the American health care system as a patient means lots of tough moments – unexpected bills, meds not covered, insurance and hospitals making you go back and forth without a clear answer, endless hold times and phone trees… the list goes on. 

So listeners ask us all the time: How do I stay strong and fight for my rights without totally losing my s—? 

We’re bringing back one of our most useful episodes ever: How to keep your cool in a tough moment, according to a self defense expert. 

In late 2020, Dan hit up self defense expert Lauren Taylor to get strategies for standing up for yourself, and hear how she’s applied her approach in her own fight for health care coverage. 

Since then, she’s published a book! It’s called Get Empowered: A Practical Guide to Thrive, Heal, and Embrace Your Confidence in a Sexist World

Extra tip: At the moment, the site bookshop.org, which supports independent bookstores, has the best price.

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