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.

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Recent Activity

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.

Above the FoldMay 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
A medical doctor, right, examines a patient at a CCI Health.

Halting CSR Payments Will Devastate Individual Markets

Consumers who buy their own insurance may soon be forced out of the market.

LetterMay 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

Joint Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price Regarding Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

On Friday, May 19, the Chamber, along with 7 other trade associations representing insurers, hospitals, physicians and employers, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

LetterMay 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

Joint Letter to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Regarding Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

On Friday, May 19, the Chamber, along with 7 additional trade associations representing insurers, hospitals, physicians and employers, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

LetterMay 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Letter to House HELP Subcommittee Opposing Amendments to the Food and Drug Administration Re-authorization Act of 2017

This letter was sent to the members of the House Subcommittee on Health opposing any amendments that may be offered to the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 that would allow the importation of foreign pharmaceuticals into the United States or that would undermine the preemptive authority of federal food and drug regulations. The Subcommittee is marking up the bill tomorro

Above the FoldMay 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tablets of Zocor generic Simvastatin and Zoloft generic Sertraline.

Make Sure Americans Get the Real Deal on Meds

When Americans buy medication, the last thing they should worry about is whether they are getting what they paid for.

LetterMay 09, 2017 - 5:15pm

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Opposing Amendments to S. 934, the Food and Drug Administration Re-authorization Act

This letter was sent to the members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions opposing amendments that may be offered to S. 934, the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act, that would allow the importation of foreign pharmaceuticals into the United States or that would undermine the preemptive authority of federal food and drug regulations.  

Above the FoldMay 05, 2017 - 4:15pm
Greetings From Main Street Postcard

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Health Care Reform

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country.

Press ReleaseMay 04, 2017 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber President Congratulates House for Passing Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today following House passage of the “American Health Care Act”: