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