Health Care

In many ways, U.S. health care is the envy of the world—it has helped many individuals live longer than ever and enjoy a better quality of life than previously possible. However, we continue to face the challenge of making quality health care more affordable, more accessible, and more reliable for all Americans. 

The Chamber is focused on promoting effective private sector solutions to our health care challenges that will help control costs, expand access, and improve the quality of care.

Projects and Programs

 

 


Our Priorities

 

Priorities

Access and Affordability
  • Suspend/repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes that raise costs for employers and consumers, including the health insurance tax, the medical device tax, and the Cadillac tax.
  • Enable greater flexibility for businesses as they offer health care coverage voluntarily to their employees.
  • Support the expansion of Association Health Plans.
  • Adopt policies to stabilize the individual market.
Wellness, Innovation, and Value
  • Facilitate and promote workplace wellness programs.
  • Allow health care providers access to information about a patient’s history of substance use disorder to enable better treatment.
  • Oppose the introduction of price controls and rationing into the American health care system.
  • Oppose the adoption of a single-payer, government-run health care system.
  • Support reforms that lead to more value-based, quality-focused, coordinated care.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 748, "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 748, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.”

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2019 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Drug Price Controls

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Finance on potential government price controls on drugs, therapies, and other medical products.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2019 - 3:30pm
Speakers discuss wellness at the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Ignite Wellness Summit.

Businesses Provide Tips for Health, Wellness in the Workplace

Companies are taking a more holistic approach to making sure employees are happy and healthy outside of standard health care plans.

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Lower Health Care Costs Act

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.

Letters to CongressJun 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

Chamber Comments on Employer-Sponsored Coverage Tax Policies to Senate Finance Committee's Health Taskforce

On June 14, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a comment letter with the Senate Finance Committee's bipartisan health taskforce urging for full repeal of the Medical Device Tax, the Health Insurer Tax, and the "Cadillac Tax".

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds White House Action Increasing Health Care Choice and Coverage Options for Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Health Policy Katie Mahoney released the following statement on the administration’s announcement expanding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs):

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Office workers with computers sitting around a wooden table.

U.S. Chamber Fights to Uphold AHP Rule for Small Businesses

U.S. Chamber's Litigation Center filed an amicus brief in support of the Trump administration's AHP regulations.

Above the FoldJun 12, 2019 - 11:30am
The Q2 2019 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 68.7.

Small Business Owners’ Economic Outlook Rebounds, While Complexity of Health Care Poses Challenge

The increase in the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index matches the largest increase in economic confidence since 2017.

Letters to CongressJun 10, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 684, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019

This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting S. 684, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.”

CommentJun 03, 2019 - 12:00pm

Comments to CMS in response to Proposed Rule on Interoperability and Patient Access

This letter was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the Proposed Rule, which is intended to move the health care ecosystem in the direction of interoperability, and to improve the access to and quality of information that Americans need to make informed health care decisions.