Health Policy

Change and growth in our health care system are driven not only by federal and state regulations and legislation but also by private sector entrepreneurs who strive to expand choice, identify new treatments, and develop cures. 

Our Mission

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Health Policy Division identifies and advances legislative and regulatory policies to - 

  • Increase access to coverage and services

Scope of Issues

Through the Chamber's ability to convene dynamic groups of stakeholders and engage with our diverse member companies, we drive the dialogue and lead strategic partnerships to accomplish the following: 

 

Advocacy

The Chamber educates and advises member companies about key developments in Washington and collaborates with leaders in Congress and federal agencies to further our policy priorities. 

 

Policy Committees and Working Groups

The Health Policy Division represents our members' views by crafting policy positions through the Employee Benefits Committee (EBC), the Health Care Regulatory Task Force, the Supporting Opioid Solutions (SOS) Task Force, the Health Insurer Council, and the Health Policy Advisory Board. 

 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 08, 2020 - 12:30pm
Healthcare

Washington State Public Option Fails to Deliver Savings to Consumers

Our VP of Health Policy explains why Congress should strengthen employer-sponsored insurance rather than a create a public option.

EventAug 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Health Care Event Teaser Graphic

Strengthening Coverage: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Please join us for a discussion with business and policy leaders from across the country on the evolution of the employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) market and the future of this important coverage option for 180 million Americans. During the event we will unveil new research insights into the impact of a public option or Medicare buy-in on employees’ coverage.

ReportAug 13, 2020 - 9:00am
Cover of the Report "The Negative Economic Effects of Medicare for All and Medicare Buy-In Proposals"

The Negative Economic Effects of Medicare for All and Medicare Buy-In Proposals

This paper discusses recent proposals to expand Medicare and lays out the likely impact such a move would have on various stakeholders. For the sake of simplicity, this paper discusses Medicare for all and Medicare buy-in proposals, but the points apply more broadly.

Above the FoldJul 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
COVID-19 clinical trials

U.S. Innovators Taking Friendly Fire in the Pandemic Fight

The U.S. bio-pharmaceutical sector is committed to fighting COVID-19, but imposing artificial price controls could impede progress.

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations.

Letters to CongressJul 02, 2020 - 3:00pm

Joint Letter: Business Leaders Call on President, VP, and NGA to Lead on Face Covering Concerns

This joint letter was sent to the President, Vice President, and Governors Hogan and Cuomo expressing concern for current face covering policies.

Issue BriefMar 17, 2020 - 12:45pm

Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response

Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response

Letters to CongressMar 13, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Coronavirus Legislation to Support American Workers and Their Families

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on a legislative package intended to help American workers and their families weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Letters to CongressMar 12, 2020 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Legislation to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic.