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

LetterJun 27, 2017 - 9:00am

Key Vote Letter to Senate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. SENATE:   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). The Chamber will consider including votes on, or in

LetterJun 26, 2017 - 6:45pm

Key Vote Alert! Letter to U.S. Senate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

LetterJun 26, 2017 - 5:15pm

Joint Letter Applauding Introduction of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

This joint trades letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate applauding the introduction of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.   

Above the FoldJun 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
United States Senate

Senate Health Care Bill Repeals Damaging Obamacare Taxes

There a lot that’s good in the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.”

Press ReleaseJun 22, 2017 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber President Reacts to Senate Health Care Proposal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today upon the release of the Senate discussion draft on health care:

Above the FoldJun 16, 2017 - 12:30pm
A scientist works inside the new lab at the GlaxoSmithKline Plc facility in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Leading the U.S. in Medicine Through Investment and Innovation

Technology and innovation have been instrumental in propelling health care forward.

Above the FoldJun 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
A doctor examines a patient in an exam room in Silver Spring, Md.

Eliminate the Cadillac Tax, Employers Remind Senate

The health care reform ball is in the Senate’s court. Over the last few weeks, a working group has been hashing out a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

LetterMay 23, 2017 - 4:45pm

Letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch Regarding Health Care Reform Legislation

On May 23, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent this letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch that outlined several legislative reform recommendations as the Senate moves forward with crafting their own proposal for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.