WE ARE CITIZENS FOR SAFE, FAIR, TRANSPARENT HEALTH CARE​​​
AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION is a nonprofit organization of people who want less expensive, safe
health care and are no longer willing to accept a medical system that:
  • ​​puts profit before patient's lives
  • won't make patient safety a priority
  • won't revoke the licence of many dangerous doctors
  • has few patient rights 
  • isn't transparent.

 AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION also includes patients who are tired of:

  • being disrespected by:
    • rushed medical examinations
    • their health concerns being ignored or dismissed 
    • doctors who won't speak to them without an appointment 
    • doctors who fire patients for getting a second opinion
    • doctors who won't take the time to answer questions about: 
      • the need for a test 
      • a diagnosis or proposed treatment 
      • fees or charges ​​
  • being charged for medical services that were not provided
  • being charged excessive fees
  • high out-of-pocket medical expenses 
  • having no recourse with respect to medical charges 
  • having no voice at all in our healthcare system.

APRA is an independent organization founded and run by ordinary citizens with an extraordinary mission: to fight for safe, fair, transparent health care.  APRA is not owned or operated by any medical, pharmaceutical or health insurance organization or association; APRA is your organization, a national movement for change.​

Join APRA now to support your cause and have your voice heard. Membership is free and confidential.   


OUR PURPOSE
Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy and health insurance that is unaffordable or lacks reasonable coverage is a serious threat to individuals and their families. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying* and millions more are being injured due to a hidden epidemic of preventable medical errors and harm. And each year it gets worse.

APRA was established to:

  • create a consumer movement for safe, affordable health care
  • provide information and tools which can help people protect themselves and their families from physical and financial harm due to their health care 
  • promote and facilitate dialogues about patient safety between communities and the hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities that serve them    
  • take action to reduce preventable patient harm  
  • be a change agent by raising awareness and facilitating implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation in patient safety.

APRA reflects the desire to close the gap between the health care we have and the health care we deserve.  ​

OUR MISSION 
To provide the leadership, education and advocacy for the right of health-care consumers to receive safe, fair and transparent medical services and goods. 

OUR GOAL
To save lives and reduce the cost of health care.

OUR VISION

Medical care for all that is free of preventable harm. 

OUR MOTTOS
 Patients FirstTM   Patient PowerTM   Treat Patients SafelyTM

STATEMENT OF INDEPENDENCE

GOVERNANCE

FOUNDERS STATEMENT


American Patient Rights Association, Inc.is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Orlando, Florida.  

DISCLAIMER
The information provided in this website is not intended as medical advice of any kind. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any health related matter. Members of APRA and other visitors to this website use the content and information provided herein at their own risk and American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its' officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, accept no liability of any kind. Postings and opinions expressed on this website are the sole expression or opinion of the individual posting and not of American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its' officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants, subcontractors or any other contributor.
 
* Medical errors and preventable patient harm is the third leading cause of death in the United States and contributes to an estimated $800 billion—one third of all health care costs—spent each year on unneeded or inefficiently delivered care. - Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, one of the nation’s leading advocates for patient safety. 


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FIGHTING FOR SAFE AND FAIR HEALTH CARE