Does anyone else have RA and no health insurance to see your rhuematologist?

Does anyone else have RA and no health insurance to see your rhuematologist?

How do you manage? I was diagnosed at 15 with RA. I haven't seen a doctor about it since I was 19 (currently 24) Believe me, I have tried. It is so depressing feeling this way, being in CONSTANT, sometimes debilitating pain and knowing there is a medication that could help me find remission & I simply just don't have access to it.

A myRAteam Member said:

Enbrel is an injection that is super expensive without insurance. However if you not not have insurance of any kind or get government assistance you can apply for Amgen free Enbrel monthly. Saved me

posted 29 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Do you have a free clinic in your town that is connected to free prescriptions? It is worth a try, sometimes the free clinics have a social worker to help find insurance or some help.

posted about 1 month ago
A myRAteam Member said:

If u live at home or are a student, at age 24 u can still be put on ur parent(s) insurance plan.
If u on ur own and qualify disability wise or chronic illness wise and income wise...u can go on Medicaid. Worst case, a rheumatologist apt and labs out of pocket costs around $900, and some clinics may offer payment plans. Many DMARDS are generic and with a free Good Rx discount card are thus not real expensive.
Iโ€™m not minimizing the difficulties one may have paying for medical care....but ones health is the greatest gift one has in this life, and all options and sacrifices made to ensure a long, pain free life should be investigated and considered.
Best wishes

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yup, I get free Enbrel....doesnt get much better than that....all u gotta do is call. Good luck.

posted 29 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Nails...smails...you got ur stems back! ..... itโ€™s all good! ๐Ÿ’…

posted about 1 month ago
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