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

Press ReleaseAug 09, 2019 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Health Canada Announcement of Final Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations

Patrick Kilbride, Sr. Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce made the following statement on the Health Canada Announcement of final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations: 

CommentAug 05, 2019 - 2:00pm

Comments to HHS on Revisions to 1557 Non-Discrimination Rules

On August 5, 2019 the U.S.

Press ReleaseJul 31, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Insists on Maintaining the Safety and Integrity of the American Supply of Medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s proposed “Safe Importation Action Plan.”

Issue BriefJul 30, 2019 - 11:45am

Association Health Plans: Everything You Need to Know

Download the Association Health Plan Issue Brief to learn everything you need to know about AHPs.

Letters to CongressJul 24, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S.64, "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on S. 64, the "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act."

Press ReleaseJul 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Urges Senate Finance Committee to Reject Price Controls and Focus on Patient-Centered Pricing Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today in response to the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed legislative package on drug pricing.

ReportJul 19, 2019 - 12:45pm

National Healthcare Claims Database: Voter Poll

This poll, in partnership with Morning Consult, found that creating a national healthcare claims database, or All Payer Claims Database (APCD), raises concerns among Americans over the privacy of their personal healthcare information.

Above the FoldJul 18, 2019 - 12:15pm
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Young Entrepreneur Series: How One Woman is Combating Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

The next generation of business leaders are launching innovative companies that aim to solve some of society’s most pressing problems.

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Passage of House Legislation That Would Repeal “Cadillac Tax”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 748, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.” The Chamber issued a key vote in support of passage of the bill.

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.”