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.

The Chamber's health care priorities include:

  • Advancing successful ideas from the private sector that reduce costs, advance quality, and improve health
  • Promoting reforms that provide relief to employers and employees as the ACA is implemented including:
    • Reducing the harm of the employer mandate by restoring the 40-hour work week;
    • Repealing taxes that increase premiums and cost jobs such as the 40% excise tax, medical device tax, and the health insurance tax; and
    • Improving flexibility for tax-preferred accounts that encourage careful health care spending like FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs
  • Raising awareness of the positive effects of wellness and chronic disease management programs in the workplace to improve health and productivity
  • Expanding access to coverage and services by strengthening the employer-sponsored system

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldFeb 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
IV drip

Quick Take: Your Primer on HHS’s International Pricing Index (IPI) Proposal

In America, we don’t let the government set prices, so why would we let foreign governments set prices for us?

Above the FoldFeb 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Hospital Waiting Room

Why Drug Price-Fixing Is a Bad Idea

In America, we don’t let the government set prices, so why in the world we would let foreign governments set prices for us?

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

EventDec 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Bill Gates Interview Graphic

The Need for U.S. Leadership

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Initiative on Health and the Economy is pleased to host the Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, for a discussion on the role of U.S. leadership in supporting innovation and progress around the world. Please join us for this important and timely discussion.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Doctor with patient

Quick Take: Your Primer on Association Health Plans

400,000 uninsured Americans are expected to attain health coverage thanks to AHPs.

Above the FoldOct 25, 2018 - 1:30pm
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Take Part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 27

This epidemic has had a tremendous impact on human lives, the labor participation rate, businesses, and economic growth.

EventOct 16, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:15pm

The Business of Health

The Business of Health is a forward-looking summit where we’ll examine the dynamics of health care and the people, ideas, and innovations that are leading the way by showcasing the power of employer-sponsored health care.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (left) and Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta speak at the U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit.

The Economy and Pro-Growth Policies Have Put Small Businesses in a Happy Place

70% of small business owners are optimistic about the economy.

Press ReleaseOct 03, 2018 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds House, Senate Passage of Sweeping Opioid Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today released the following statement applauding House and Senate passage of legislation to address the opioid epidemic: