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. 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Health Care Pricing Proposals

This Hill letter was sent Congressional Leadership, on several health policy proposals.

ReportDec 01, 2019 - 4:15pm

Policy Priorities for the New European Commission

Promoting Competitiveness & Transatlantic Cooperation

Letters to CongressNov 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

Coalition Letter on ACA Taxes

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. Congress, on the Medical Device Tax, Health Insurance Tax, and Cadillac Tax.

EventOct 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
The Business of Health event key graphic

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
United Nations Flags, NYC

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.