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

Our goal is to Expand access to and improve the affordability of high-quality health care services for all Americans. 

Priorities

Access and Affordability
  • Enable greater flexibility for businesses as they offer health care coverage to their employees. 
  • Support the expansion of Association Health Plans. 
  • Adopt policies to stabilize the individual and small group markets. 
  • Improve access to meaningful cost and quality information for consumers while protecting the ability of private companies to enter into negotiated contractual arrangements. 
  • Facilitate the adoption of value-based insurance and reward high-quality providers.
Wellness, Innovation, and Value 
  • Facilitate and promote workplace wellness programs. 
  • Protect consumer safety by stopping unregulated foreign drug imports and curbing the opioid epidemic. 
  • Oppose price controls and efforts that reduce contractual flexibility in our 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, and coordinated care. 

    Accomplishments

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseFeb 26, 2020 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Strongly Supports Coronavirus Czar, Data-Based Guidance to Protect Public Health and Limit Economic Impact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. government’s response to the Coronavirus.

Letters to CongressFeb 14, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 3129, the "Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to Senator Mike Crapo and to Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 3129, the "Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019."

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2020 - 1:15pm
2019 State of the Union

What Does the Business Community Want to Hear in the State of the Union?

They’ll be looking for sound, pro-business policies that will spur growth and job creation and support workers with rising wages.

CommentFeb 01, 2020 - 11:00am

Comments to CMS on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

February 1, 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services

CommentJan 29, 2020 - 11:00am

Comments to CMS on Transparency in Coverage Regulation

January 29, 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

CommentDec 31, 2019 - 1:15pm

Comments to HHS on Proposed Rule Revising Anti-Kickback Statute

December 31, 2019 Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services

CommentDec 31, 2019 - 1:15pm

Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule Revising Regulations Relating to the Stark Law

December 31, 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services