Our Mission and Vision


American Patient Rights Association (APRA) is a nonprofit organization of people who want fair, safe, transparent, affordable health care. 

APRA is independent, non-partisan, and is not owned, operated, or influenced by any medical, insurance, pharmaceutical, or governmental organization.

Our profit-driven healthcare system is sick and in urgent need of treatment. It is failing the poor, the elderly, blacks, Hispanics, and others who are unable to afford safe and effective medical care. If the cost of healthcare is allowed to continue to increase without any controls, the middle class will also soon be at serious risk. 

APRA is committed to fighting for the fair, safe, affordable healthcare we deserve. We are also fighting to stop those who put profit before patients, causing preventable physical and financial harm to millions of people each year, and to our country.  

APRA is empowering patients by providing them with:

  • a voice;
  • the kind of unbiased information and beneficial programs that doctors, hospitals, and even the U.S. government, will not offer to patients, which will allow them to protect themselves and their families from preventable physical and financial harm;
    • programs to stop the deaths and injuries caused by preventable medical errors (the third leading cause of death);
    • programs to help patients avoid bankruptcy due to medical bills that are not usual, customary, or reasonable. Eighty percent (80%) of all hospital bills have serious errors or predatory or fraudulent charges.
    • Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy. Seventy-two percent (72%) of patients bankrupted by medical bills have health insurance*.  *Study by Harvard University. Learn more.  


APRA is a national organization solely representing patients and their interests with respect to health care.

APRA was founded and is run by patients. 

APRA seeks the cooperation of employers, healthcare organizations,  hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and others in creating a fairer, safer, healthier America.


APRA was established to provide a voice for consumers in our healthcare system, to create a movement for fair, safe, transparent health care and to provide a resource for people who wish to protect themselves and their families from preventable physical and financial harm when they seek medical care.


To provide the leadership, education and advocacy for the right of healthcare consumers to receive safe, fair, transparent medical services and goods.


Medical care for all that is free of preventable harm. ​


​Patients Before Profit ™ | Patient Power ™ | Treat Patients Safely ™U

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We depend on the support of donors to be able to offer programs that make a difference. Please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can continue our work to save lives and help people protect themselves and their families when medical care is needed.    


APRA is endorsed by Facebook for charities, AmazonSmile, eBay for Charity, Paypal Giving Fund and Guidestar (gold seal). You can also show your support by naming our organization to be the beneficiary of free donations at any or all of the above organizations.

Please give a gift today.

American Patient Rights Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.  


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