Arthritis Foundation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Arthritis Foundation works within the interest areas of public health and chronic disease prevention. Our financial support is derived through various fundraising events, private and corporate philanthropic donors and major gifts.

Lobbying Interests:
The Arthritis Foundation advocates for access to the full range of treatment for all people with all types of arthritis; supports access to a full range of treatment administration that is suited for each individual patient and their needs; and supports the physician's right to choose the appropriate therapy for his/her patients. We are opposed to any policy that interferes with the medical decision-making process of the doctor-patient relationship. Areas of focused attention include: Bio-similar substitution notification, formulary transparency, narrow provider networks/network adequacy, prior authorization process, out of pocket medication costs, step therapy/first fail and research funding.

Title:
Regional Advocacy Director

Contact
LKO
Lori K Obluck
10427 W. Lincoln Avenue Suite 1300
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 321-3933 x6306
(414) 321-0365
lobluck@arthritis.org
http://www.arthritis.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lori K Obluck Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/25/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 197
Assembly Bill 197
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/12/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20160112_WI patient literacy tps 08.2015.docx

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$579.61
2015
July - December
$6,165.00
2016
January - June
$0.00
2016
July - December
$0.00
Total $6,744.61
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
1.50
2015
July - December
1.00
2016
January - June
0.00
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 2.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
2.50
2015
July - December
3.00
2016
January - June
0.00
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 5.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
100 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
100 %
2016
July - December
100 %
Total 50 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures