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

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.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2019 - 3:30pm
Speakers discuss wellness at the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Ignite Wellness Summit.

Businesses Provide Tips for Health, Wellness in the Workplace

Companies are taking a more holistic approach to making sure employees are happy and healthy outside of standard health care plans.

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Office workers with computers sitting around a wooden table.

U.S. Chamber Fights to Uphold AHP Rule for Small Businesses

U.S. Chamber's Litigation Center filed an amicus brief in support of the Trump administration's AHP regulations.

Above the FoldJun 12, 2019 - 11:30am
The Q2 2019 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 68.7.

Small Business Owners’ Economic Outlook Rebounds, While Complexity of Health Care Poses Challenge

The increase in the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index matches the largest increase in economic confidence since 2017.

Above the FoldMay 20, 2019 - 5:15pm
Health insurance form and stethoscope

End Surprise Billing in Healthcare, but Do It Carefully

Here's a solution that protects the patient while addressing the underlying payment dispute without litigation.

Above the FoldApr 30, 2019 - 9:15am
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Medicare for All Builds a Risky Contraption on a Cracking Foundation

Policymakers should fix the foundation first, before pondering additional risky reforms.

Above the FoldApr 29, 2019 - 9:00am
A stethoscope on American currency

AHPs Are Key to Valuable Health Coverage

At the U.S. Chamber, we believe in removing barriers that stand between Americans and affordable health coverage.

Above the FoldApr 03, 2019 - 1:00pm
A doctor examines a patient in an exam room in Silver Spring, Md.

Health Insurance for Thousands of Americans is at Risk Because of a Disappointing Court Decision

The U.S. Chamber will continue to work to support this policy in the courts.

Above the FoldApr 01, 2019 - 9:00am
$1 trillion is the estimated cost of the opioid crisis on the U.S. economy.

Businesses on the Frontlines in the Fight Against Opioid Misuse

In 2017 alone, we lost more than 47,000 Americans to opioid overdose.

Above the FoldFeb 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a health care news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

‘Medicare for All’ isn’t the Health Care Reform Americans Want, Poll Finds

Most voters would rather see Congress focus on lowering health care costs than create a new government-run health care system.