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As insurance companies, doctors, medical associations, and the U.S. government battle over health care insurance and the delivery of medical services, it can sometimes seem as if the interests of patients are being overlooked. Because the world of health care has become so complex in recent years, it's difficult for even the most informed patients to make sure changes in the system will benefit them. Health advocates enter this struggle on the patients' behalf, using their own health care expertise to promote the interests of patients in the private and public sectors.