Our Mission and Vision


American Patient Rights Association is an independent, nonprofit membership organization working with patients, employers, healthcare organizations and others to create a fairer, safer, healthier world.

Our goal is to stop the deaths and injuries caused by preventable medical errors and the approximately 500,000 personal bankruptcies a year (62% of all personal bankruptcies) caused by medical bills that people are unable to pay (72% have health insurance)*. *Study by Harvard University.

APRA is empowering consumers by providing education, a voice for patients, and a means to fight for change to a broken medical system that:

  • puts profit before patients' lives
  • won't reveal the names of dangerous doctors
  • threatens medical professionals who expose preventable harm
  • doesn't accept medical error as a cause of death
  • allows hospitals to pay the organization that inspects them
  • is secretive and hides serious threats to patients
  • allows the cost of medical services to be hidden
  • bankrupts people who can't pay unreasonable medical bills
  • won't make patient safety a priority.

If you believe in our cause please show your support by registering today. Membership is free and open to all.

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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 family 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 and transparent medical services and goods.


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

APRA reflects the desire to close the gap between the health care we have and the health care we deserve by fighting the runaway corporate greed which too often denies patients fair and safe treatment, or any treatment at all, causing preventable harm to so many and to our country.


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

APRA was founded and is run by patients and serves only the interests of the public. APRA is solely dedicated to empowering patients and fighting for fair, safe, affordable healthcare. APRA is not owned, operated or influenced by any medical, hospital, pharmaceutical, health insurance or governmental organization, association or department.

Help keep APRA independent and free of the special interests that threaten the safety and financial well-being of anyone in need of medical care by becoming a member today.

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

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. 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 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 or any other contributor.


250,000 Killed   |   500,000 Bankrupt


Preventable harm and sky-high bills from medical treatment threaten all Americans, even those on Medicare. APRA is a nonprofit organization working to protect our members. Membership is now open to the public. There is no charge.


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