Spanish Library: Medical/Healthcare

All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Library: Spanish | Coronavirus vaccination outreach resources for community-based organizations (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19. Getting enough people vaccinated to achieve herd immunity is critical to saving lives and enabling the country to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, yet as of July 2021, around half of U.S. adults were still unvaccinated. This guide shares tools and information from trusted sources that will help community-based organizations encourage and communicate about COVID-19 vaccination within their communities. Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic Medical/Healthcare on Oct 19, 2021

Library: Spanish | Distinguishing between vaccine fact and fiction (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19. While many millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated, millions of others have not, with many basing their decision not to get the vaccine on inaccurate or misleading information. This publication counters specific vaccination objections with facts, explains why someone should get vaccinated, gives tips for recognizing and stemming vaccine misinformation/disinformation, and directs readers to resources that can help them get a vaccination. Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic Medical/Healthcare on Oct 05, 2021

Library: Spanish | The Contact Lens Rule and the Eyeglass Rule (Spanish) Importantes derechos del consumidor sobre el cuidado de la visión. The approximately 75% of U.S. adults who need some type of corrective lenses spend billions of dollars each year on eye exams and eyewear, yet few understand their rights under the federal Contact Lens Rule and Eyeglass Rule. This publication explains those rights, provides links to additional information, and tells you where you can report violations of the rules. Filed Under: Consumer Rights Medical/Healthcare on Jan 28, 2021

Library: Spanish | Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

The pandemic has driven non-urgent doctor visits online to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive medical care remotely, via a smartphone, tablet or computer, it’s important to understand when and how virtual visits might be an option, whether they’re covered under private and government-sponsored health plans, and what privacy issues they raise.

Filed Under: COVID-19 Pandemic Insurance Internet Medical/Healthcare Privacy Rights Technology on Dec 11, 2020

Library: Spanish | Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Spanish) . In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Consumer Action created this guide to inform consumers about public and private resources as they became available to help deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic. Filed Under: Banking COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud/Scams Insurance Medical/Healthcare Mortgages Student Loans Taxes Telecom Tenant Rights on Jun 22, 2020

Library: Spanish | Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Spanish) .

Medicare is not a one-size-fits-all program—the choices you make affect your coverage and costs. This publication explains when and how to enroll in Medicare, what each of the “Parts” of the program cover, what to consider when making your coverage choices and where to find more information.

Filed Under: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Apr 23, 2020

Library: Spanish | Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan (Spanish) .

Choosing the wrong health insurance plan can result in inadequate coverage and higher out-of-pocket costs, so it’s important to understand how to make the best choice. This publication explains how employer-sponsored health insurance works, how to approach the selection process, and what to know about enrolling and maintaining coverage.

Filed Under: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Apr 16, 2020

Library: Spanish | Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Spanish) .

If you don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance or Medicare, figuring out your coverage options can be daunting. This publication explains the various sources of individual (not “group”) health insurance (including detailed information about the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace), how to purchase coverage, and what your options for health care are if you have very low income or are ineligible for certain programs.

Filed Under: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Apr 14, 2020

Library: Spanish | Money Management 1-2-3: THREE: Planning a Secure Future (Spanish) .

La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte TRES, Planifique un futuro seguro, está dedicada a su retiro de la fuerza laboral, la financiación de su jubilación y la protección de lo que ha acumulado. Los temas incluyen: el retiro de fondos de sus inversiones y del valor líquido de su casa, cómo mantener el seguro adecuado, administración de gastos médicos, conceptos básicos de planificación sucesoria y, para algunos abuelos, la crianza de una segunda familia.

Filed Under: Insurance Investing Medical/Healthcare Mortgages Money Management on Jun 13, 2016

Library: Spanish | Health Records Privacy in California (Spanish) Cómo proteger la privacidad de sus registros médicos digitales.

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una introducción a los registros electrónicos de salud y sus derechos de privacidad médica. Para más información, consulte el recurso adicional en inglés, Health Records Privacy in California: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, que proporciona información adicional en un formato de preguntas y respuestas.

Filed Under: Medical/Healthcare Privacy Rights on Jul 09, 2013

Library: Spanish | Servicemembers and Veterans Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet (Spanish) .

Esta guía de recursos de 15 páginas fue diseñada para ayudar a miembros de las fuerzas armadas, a veteranos y a sus familias a poder cubrir sus gastos y a sobrevivir problemas económicos. La guía incluye detalles sobre programas del gobierno y de organizaciones sin fines de lucro que ofrecen ayuda financiera, descuentos en gastos diarios básicos, asesoramiento financiero y legal, capacitación para empleos y más.

This 15-page resource guide is designed to help military servicemembers, veterans and their families make ends meet and weather financial crises. The guide details government and non-profit programs that provide financial aid, housing assistance, discounts on essential living expenses, financial counseling, legal advice, job training and more.

Filed Under: Banking Credit Housing Insurance Medical/Healthcare Military/Veterans Money Management Telecom on Mar 11, 2013

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