Nothing is more important than having access to the best health care possible, especially if you or one of your family members has arthritis or a related disease. If you have insurance coverage, are on Medicare, or are uninsured or underinsured, you need to know all of your options for getting care and getting coverage. More than 46 million Americans have arthritis or a related rheumatic disease, many of whom struggle to find accessible, affordable health care. Download the Arthritis Foundation's Access to Care for Arthritis guide.
To help you answer questions about obtaining medically-necessary care and treatment, the Arthritis Foundation has collected resources to help you find the information you need to navigate the health care system. See below. (Links to Web sites that are not under the control of the Arthritis Foundation are provided for convenience of reference only and the Foundation has no responsibility for their content.)
The Arthritis Foundation has developed a set of health care reform principles that clearly advocates what people should expect from the health care system. Read more
For those seeking better medical coverage and medical care for their arthritis, learn how to become your own health care advocate. Find tips about insurance, health care coverage, prescription assistance, and more.
The Kaiser Family Foundation