Re: possible RA... need some help
Most hospitals have an assistance policy for people without insurance. Contact the billing department of the ones near you and ask. My mother who is unable to work due to a car accident, and who won't file for disability because when she came to the US it was the policy, has a kidney disease. SHe has been able to have all of her treatment through the local hospital for $20 copay each time.
Now that she has a firm diagnosis, we are working on getting her medicaid.
I hope this helps you.