Insurance and disability issues

This topic is the place to discuss experiences and issues around access to health care, including private insurance and disability insurance challenges, tips for navigating the health care landscape and resources on getting health care.

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Insurance covering biologics and not home phototherapy

  • By 4ClearSkin · New reply yesterday at 5:30 am
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  • Has anyone else had an issue where their insurance company would not cover a home UV unit but would cover biologics? I really want to have my own unit because it is not always easy to get to the doctors ...

Does anyone have BCBS HRA?

groovyreba (Inactive)
  • By groovyreba (Inactive) · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone have BCBS HRA (preferably in GA)? I'm trying to find out what I'm in for when I call to discuss my biologic options? They only list humira and enbrel as being covered. I've been on stelara ...

appeal for hearing

  • By faeriemaid · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So I spoke with my attorney's office today and they are starting on my request for an appeal for the second appeal. So no we are asking for a hearing. The common length of time is 15 months in my state ...

Finally getting insurance under AMA for biologic, need help where to start?

  • By ellaelise · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • So, I have had psoriasis since I was 9. I am now 29. For the last 8+ years, it has been bad, with it finally getting to the point that it's covering 85% of my body. My regular doctor told me it was finally ...


  • By RITESH786 · New reply February 15, 2014
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  • can any one advise me how you go about applying for occupational disability based on psoriasis arthritis The swelling and pain is increasing and fatigues got worst walking is becoming almost impossible ...

Appeal in progress

  • By faeriemaid · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • As of Monday my appeal has been set in process. I spoke with my attorney's paralegal going through all the questions again. Refiled for SSI, medicaid and food stamps. Explained my son in the army was ...

Starting the long journey to disability.

  • By JasonsPainfulLife · New reply February 7, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Well I haven't been to work again in over 2 weeks due to hurting so badly on a daily basis. I have finally broke down and called a local attorney and made an appointment to go talk about the idea of starting ...

Enbrel Insurance Coverage

  • By ChristyK69 · New reply February 4, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello. I was diagnosed with sever psorasis 5 years ago. I have been taking enbrel, 2 injections a week for the last 3 years. I haven't had insurance due to losing my job 4 years ago. I have been lucky ...

Tell us your story: Medicare and phototherapy

  • By PsoriasisFoundation · Posted January 13, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Are you a Medicare member who is having trouble accessing phototherapy? The National Psoriasis Foundation wants to hear from you! Is your phototherapy clinic too far away? Are you unable to find a physician ...

Happy New Year - A Reason to Celebrate!

  • By OneTree · New reply January 5, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Happy New Year to Everyone! No matter what your political leanings are, for those of us in the United States, we can all breathe a little easier knowing that starting today we can no longer be denied ...

Age limits??

  • By JOCONSECUR · New reply December 28, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • If a person has already retired and collecting SS,can that same person apply for SSD and increase their $$ amount with disability rating with psoriasis ...

Obamacar and your Psoriasis

  • By paul8664 · New reply December 22, 2013
  • 106 replies
  • How is the change going to affect you in your effort to curb your Psoriasis? I know mine is going to be mortgage or humira. anyone else in this sinking boat ...

Cordran Tape

  • By mflicker · New reply December 14, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I recently lost my job and consequently, my insurance, too. I was using cordran tape , especially in the winter, to get rid of stubborn plaque on the knees and elbows. My dermotologist gave me a prescription ...

Psoriatic Arthritis

  • By Canadascout · New reply October 23, 2013
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  • I've been diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a couple of years ago. Tried Methotrexate, it seemed to work but knocked the hell out of my immune system. I got pneumonia 2 x. so I stopped. My rheumatologist ...

Psoriasis and Disability....

  • By Ambylou · New reply October 14, 2013
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  • This topic I'm sure has come up many, many, times.... I found something very interesting today that I thought you might find interesting as well... To all,... Try to have the best day you can.. Sincerely ...

SHINE Counselors available for ins help!!!

  • By Lisathewalker · Posted October 8, 2013
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  • I just want people to know about your Shine ( or SHIP - depending on your state!) counselors. I have first hand experience using the one in my town and just want people to be able to take advvantage of ...


  • By Applebuddy · New reply October 8, 2013
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  • With the affordable health care act,how can I purchase affordable insurance that will pay for my humira ...

Affordable Care Act Information (Per

  • By Ambylou · Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Check out this link put out by Web MD. It may help ease some fear and answer some questions we've all been asking.... There is more information on the site about the Affordable Care Act. Just search for ...

psoriasis and cancer

  • By Tnwife · New reply October 3, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hello, i was just introduced to this site with psoriasis. I have been on the site for bladder cancer and it is wonderful. I am wondering if anybody has advise or similar problems. My husband has psoriasis ...

Applying for Disability other than the money

  • By kaosntx · New reply September 29, 2013
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  • Hi...first time here. Question for everyone. I am still able to work from home and earn s good living but its always like standing on the edge of the cliff...with such a battered immune system. I've lost ...

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