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How Health Reform Affects Arthritis Care Costs

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Your arthritis may lead to other health issues. The Affordable Care Act can help with some of them, too.

For instance, you can get a free screening for depression. This is seen as preventive care. Check with your health plan for details on how to use this resource.

You will also be able to get free counseling on healthy eating.  Losing weight can ease arthritis pain.

Savings on Drug Costs for Seniors

If you're on Medicare and take medicine for arthritis, you may be pleased to know that  the donut hole -- the gap in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs -- is slowly going away. It will be gone by 2020, leaving you to pay just 25% of the cost of your brand-name and generic medications. See "What Medicare Costs, Part D" to get the details, including what discounts are available until the donut hole closes.

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