Today, fellow advocates stormed Capitol Hill to let Congress know people with arthritis need health care reform. To meet these advocates click here.
The Arthritis Foundation has heard from many of you about your challenges accessing and paying for health care. Your stories brought home the fact that there are 45 million Americans without insurance, millions who are underinsured, and the rising trend that paying for health care is contributing to upwards of half of all bankruptcies in the U.S.
Congress has been working on legislation to reform the health care system over this past year. Starting this week, Congress is planning to discuss this legislation in committees and it will eventually reach the Senate and House floor.
It is very important that you tell your Members of Congress about the unique health care needs of people with arthritis. If you are currently experiencing challenges accessing or paying for health care, please tell Congress your story. If you don’t tell them about the problem, Congress can’t include a solution in the legislation.