Defend Yourself!

Defend Yourself! : How to Protect Your Health, Your Money, and Your Rights in 10 Key Areas of Your Life

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From the highly praised former New York City Public Advocate and author of The Consumer Bible, a one-stop guide to everyone's rights and options to protect their health, their money and themselves--complete with real-life examples, practical advice and resources. Patient, client, employee, taxpayer, consumer--it's time to defend yourself! Why should anyone tolerate an HMO not paying for his wife's emergency surgery because he didn't give notice beforehand, or accept a higher insurance rate because she lives in a low-income community, or be charged a restocking fee for returning defective merchandise? A large body of laws and regulations exists to give average workers and consumers the tools to talk back and fight back. Defend Yourself is a detailed guide to help readers navigate: - Health care (fight big insurers and obtain life-saving prescription drugs) - Employee rights (fight discrimination at work and protect unemployment benefits) - Consumer laws (shop safely on the Internet, assert your rights when a product is recalled for safety reasons) - Financial services (avoid unfair banking fees, prevent identity theft, deal with debt) - Taxes (filing, dealing with audits and collections) - Investing (fight broker or corporate fraud) - Small business, community organizations and much more In a world of powerful big business and ineffective big government, Defend Yourself is an invaluable guide for more

Product details

  • Paperback | 305 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Newmarket Press,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1557047162
  • 9781557047168
  • 2,259,311