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

EventOct 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
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The Business of Health: Transforming with Transparency

During this half-day event we'll examine the dynamics of health care and the people, ideas, and innovations that are leading the way.

Above the FoldOct 21, 2019 - 9:00am
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The Real Cost of Drug Price Controls

The U.S. is the medical innovation capital of the world – but a new bill in Congress could change that.

Press ReleaseOct 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Announces Honorees for the 2019 IP Champions Gala

Leading artists, innovators, and other IP champions light up the stage at this year’s event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

Letters to CongressOct 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing H.R. 3, the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3, the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.”

CommentSep 30, 2019 - 12:30pm

Comments on HHS Proposed Rule on Hospital Outpatient Patient Payment System (OPPS)

On September 27, 2019 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the agency's proposed rule that revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center payment system for CY 2020.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
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Five Trends for Business: Global Challenges, Global Solutions

As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, here are the key global trends to watch.

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.”