WHY EVERYONE SHOULD JOIN APRA
Unexpected medical bills are causing over 500,000 people a year to declare bankruptcy. Many lose their homes. Some commit suicide. The medical debt typically comes from out-of-network doctors who people thought were in-network, hospital stays, or ambulance rides.
Even people with health insurance, including Medicare, can be threatened with bankruptcy because of the high deductibles they have to pay if they go to a hospital for treatment, or the cost of doctor’s fees, procedures and medications their insurance won’t cover.
And preventable harm in our hospitals is killing between 250,000 to 400,000 people a year and injuring millions more. This is usually the result of an effort by hospitals to earn more profit. And they’re not alone. Drug and medical device manufacturers, health insurers, and nursing homes are also guilty. Even the federal government is putting patients’ lives at risk. The FDA approves medications and medical devices based on the influence of special interests.
We Deserve Health Care That Heals Us, Not Threatens Us
If our politicians had the will to act millions of lives could be saved. But they are influenced by health care stakeholders who don’t want change that could cost them money. In 2016 they spent $514 million lobbying congress.
American Patient Rights Association is dedicated to empowering our members to protect their money and their lives, and fighting for fair, safe, affordable healthcare. Our goal is to end the preventable physical and financial harm caused by those in the healthcare industry who put profit before patients. > Watch this video.
Membership in APRA is free, confidential, and open to everyone.