Accessing Health Care

Getting health care to best manage psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are shouldering more of the costs of their health care. High out-of-pocket costs, restrictive coverage policies, frequent denials and an overall lack of understanding about treatment options create roadblocks for patients trying to access treatments and medications for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

As someone with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, you have the right to health insurance that is fair and affordable. We offer the following information to help you get the care you need to best manage your disease—no matter what type of insurance you have.


The Health Insurance Marketplace

Affordable Care Act and psoriatic diseases The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage and is open to anyone in search of health insurance.

Learn more about what the Marketplace means for you »


How to appeal an insurance decision

Appeal an insurance decisionIf you were denied coverage by your health plan for a treatment your doctor has prescribed, you have a right to formally appeal your insurer's decision.

Read our guide to the appeal process »


Financial assistance resource center

Financial assistance for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritisOur financial resource center features information on getting help with medication co-pays and finding no- or low-cost clinics in each state.

Access our financial assistance resource center »


Medicare resources

Information on getting the most from your Medicare benefits.

Learn more about Medicare »

2014 Open Enrollment FAQ » NEW


Applying for disability

Applying for disability with psoriatic diseasesApplying for disability can be a time-consuming and lengthy process. In this section, you will find resources to assist you with your application to the Social Security Administration.

Learn more about disability »


Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Bill of RightsDoctors and patients share the responsibility of making sure psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are fully and fairly treated. The Patient Bill of Rights outlines key principles to help people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis get the care they need.

Read the Patient Bill of Rights »