WE ARE CITIZENS FOR SAFE, FAIR, TRANSPARENT HEALTH CARE​​​

AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION is an independent, nonprofit organization of people for the ethical treatment of patients, who are no longer willing to accept a medical system that:
  • puts profits before patient's lives
  • allows fees to be hidden
  • bankrupts people who are unable to pay hidden fees 
  • allows hospitals to charge $100 for an aspirin
  • allows health insurers to deny life-saving medical treatment
  • won't revoke the licence of dangerous doctors
  • denies medical errors as a cause of death 
  • allows surgeons to operate on two people at the same time without their knowledge or consent
  • isn't transparent.

 AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION welcomes patients who are no longer willing to accept;

  • rushed medical examinations
  • medical records that are wrong, incomplete or withheld
  • high out-of-pocket medical expenses 
  • being charged for medical services or goods that were not provided
  • being charged excessive fees for services or goods
  • having no recourse with respect to medical charges 
  • having no voice in the healthcare system.

APRA was founded and is run by ordinary citizens with an extraordinary mission: to fight for safe, fair, transparent health care.  APRA is not owned, operated or associated with any medical, hospital, pharmaceutical or health insurance organization or association.

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 millions of 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 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.  ​

PATIENT SAFETY MUST COME BEFORE CORPORATE GREED
We can only fight and win against the corporate greed in health care that is causing so much harm to so many, and to our country, if enough people join our national movement for change, so please join today. ​Basic membership is free and confidential. Registering is quick and easy, and no credit card is required.  

OUR MISSION 
To provide the leadership, education and advocacy for the right of healthcare 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 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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