National Psoriasis Foundation


The Affordable Care Act and You

The Health Insurance Marketplace: Health coverage for everyone!

 As someone with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, you have the right to health coverage that is fair and affordable. Working with a doctor to find treatment options is critical to good disease management and overall health.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage and is open to anyone in search of insurance. The Marketplace provides easy-to-understand information on different plans available in each state. You can get comprehensive information about benefits and price to choose a plan that is right for you and your family.

Applying for coverage: Where to go and what to know

Apply for health coverage in the Marketplace:

Phone: 1-800-318-2596

Fill out an application with some information about your household size and income. Then compare all the plans and programs you are eligible for side-by-side. See if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicare isn't part of the Marketplace, so if you have Medicare you are considered covered.

What to know about choosing coverage (pdf) »

Help is available!

Assistance is available 24/7. Representatives will be available to assist callers in more than 150 languages, including English and Spanish. Call 1-800-318-2596 or find help in your local community.

The Affordable Care Act helps everyone

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, ensures that all Americans, including the 7.5 million living with psoriatic diseases, have access to affordable, quality health coverage.

Pre-existing Conditions Pre-existing Conditions

Insurance companies can no longer turn you down or charge you more because of a pre-existing condition like psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

Essential Benefits Essential Benefits

Health plans must now cover essential health benefits that include: chronic disease management, prescription drugs, and preventive and wellness services.

Preventative Services Preventative Services

You may be eligible for free preventive screenings to help you manage your health, like blood pressure and cholesterol tests and more.

Helpful links about the Marketplace

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.