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·Individual's right to make informed decisions about their health care, including the right to accept or refuse treatment.
·Information on how to research the background and credentials of prospective health care providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers
·Individual's right to privacy of their medical information, including the special circumstances under which that right may be limited
·Individual's rights under health insurance plans, including procedures for resolving billing disputes, and appealing adverse coverage decisions
·Access to government provided health care coverage for children and low income families
·Senior citizen's right to health care coverage under Medicare
·Terminated employee's right to continue coverage under a group health insurance plan pursuant to the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1986
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