Who We Are:
- AAPS is a national association of physicians dedicated to preserving freedom in the one-on-one patient- physician relationship.
- AAPS members believe this patient-physician relationship must be protected from all forms of third-party intervention.
- Since its founding in 1943, AAPS has been the only national organization consistently supporting the principles of the free
market in medical practice.
What We’ve Done:
- AAPS has successfully fought in the courts for the rights of patients and physicians. Victories have included:
- protecting physicians against threats of HHS sanctions for unassigned billing for laboratory tests at a time when such billing was perfectly legal (AAPS v. Bowen I and II);
- establishing the right of physicians to be heard in federal court in a challenge to a fee freeze (Whitney v. Heckler);
- challenging HCFA’s attempt to abrogate the freedom of patients and physicians to contract privately if no Medicare benefits are claimed (Stewart v. Sullivan);
- bringing to light the illegal secret operations of the President’s Task Force on Health Care Reform (AAPS v. Clinton).
- AAPS sponsors seminars throughout the country to instruct physicians in economic, legal, and political issues pertinent to the practice of medicine.
- AAPS testifies on invitation before committees in the US Senate and House of Representatives .
- AAPS networks with physician and patient groups to inform the public about true free market reforms (such as Medical Savings Accounts) as an alternate to more-of-the-same nostrums that caused the crisis in medical costs.
Why You Should Join Us:
- You’ll have access to the AAPS Limited Legal Consultation Service, an information and consulting service, which will provide you with answers to a wide range of legal questions in the field of health law. This service is available to members only.
- You’ll receive AAPS News, a monthly newsletter full of the latest information on what’s new in the world of private medicine-including a monthly legislative update.
- You’ll have the opportunity to attend AAPS meetings and become acquainted with other members of the Delta Force of private medicine.
- You’ll receive periodic Action Alerts about pending legislation and regulations.
- You’ll receive The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, a peer-reviewed quarterly that fearlessly takes on the
controversial issues, even if it makes the establishment “uncomfortable.”
Ready to Get Involved?