Who We Are

AMERICAN PATIENT RIGHTS ASSOCIATION

The American Patient Rights Association (APRA) is a nonprofit consumer organization established by and for patients to help people to pay less for, and avoid being harmed by, their medical treatment. APRA is dedicated to fighting for the fair, safe, transparent, affordable healthcare we all deserve. Membership in APRA is free and open to all.  Register now.

APRA is independent and non-partisan. Our policies and programs are not influenced by any medical, insurance, or pharmaceutical organization or association. Our programs and policies are also not influenced by any governmental department, program, or policy. 

The APRA website is a unique resource for patients. It includes news and alerts about medical facilities, treatments, medications, devices, and more, that threaten the safety and financial well-being of patients, as well as tools that patients can use to protect themselves from physical and financial harm when receiving medical treatment.

APRA is empowering healthcare consumers by providing:

    • a voice for patients;
    • unbiased information and beneficial programs to help our members avoid financial hardship due to medical bills, the leading cause of bankruptcy. Seventy-two percent (72%) of patients bankrupted by medical bills have health insurance*; 
    • unbiased information and beneficial programs to help our members protect themselves and their families from preventable medical errors, which kill up to 440,000 hospital patients and injure millions more every year;
    • information to help our members protect themselves from being harmed by medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance organizations that put profit before patients.

*Study by Harvard University. Learn more

FACT:

APRA is fighting to stop the 3rd leading cause of death, preventable medical errors.

APRA is developing solutions to help our members fight unreasonable and predatory medical bills.

APRA is developing solutions to make health care safer for all.

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

OUR PURPOSE

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.

OUR MISSION

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

OUR VISION

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

OUR MOTTOS

​Save Our Patients™ | Patients Before Profits ™ | Patient Power ™ | Treat Patients Safely ™U

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We Depend on Gifts From People Like You 

We depend on donations to be able to help people protect themselves and their families when medical care is needed. Programs like the Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide, the Hospital Guide for COVID Patients, the Patient Safety Reporting System, and more. 

APRA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal EIN Registration No. 46-5672427. APRA is approved by Facebook for Charities, AmazonSmile, eBay for Charity, Paypal Giving Fund, and Guidestar.

All donations to APRA are tax-deductible under IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

GIVE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT HERE 

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DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this website is not intended as medical advice of any kind and visitors to this website, including APRA members, should not accept anything herein as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any health-related matter. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. APRA does not recommend or endorse any specific hospital, physician, or medical treatment. 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, members, and subcontractors accept no liability of any kind. Postings and opinions expressed on this website are the sole expression or opinion of the author and not of American Patient Rights Association, Inc., its’ officers, directors, advisers, employees, agents, consultants, subcontractors, members, or any other contributor.

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