Fellow Since 2001
This description of Renê Patriota's work was prepared when Renê Patriota was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Renê Patriota is a physician who empowers consumers to demand and receive better health care from both the public health system and private health insurance and health plans. Her association resolves immediate problems that threaten patients' access to urgently needed medical attention and seeks long-term solutions to guarantee patients' access to quality health services. Renê's work enables individuals to become active citizens as they exercise their right to quality health care.
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