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Build a Strong Congressional Arthritis Caucus

Arthritis is our nation’s leading cause of disability, resulting in an annual $303 billion price tag from direct (medical) and indirect (lost earnings) costs for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis alone. More than 50 million Americans have arthritis now, and that number is expected to climb to 78 million by 2040. There is a strong need for Congress to address this growing problem.

The Arthritis Foundation urges Members of Congress to join the Congressional Arthritis Caucus and unite in the fight against arthritis.

View the official Arthritis Caucus website.

How Your Members of Congress Can Take Action

The mission of the Bicameral Congressional Arthritis Caucus is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on arthritis and a bipartisan forum to aid Members of Congress in working together to address arthritis. The Caucus strives to raise awareness about arthritis and work toward the goal of educating all Members about how arthritis impacts their communities and how to help support federal and local efforts addressing arthritis in all its forms.

For more information about this group or to join, please contact the offices of Representative Eshoo or Representative McKinley at the US Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3124.

How You Can Take Action on This Issue

116th Congress Arthritis Caucus Members

Read the list of the current Congress Arthritis Caucus Members in the House and Senate and see how you can join. Together we can fight to end arthritis. Read More >>