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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

EventOct 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
A Path Forward on Health Reform: Advancing Priorities and Innovative Solutions Amid Uncertainty

A Path Forward on Health Reform: Advancing Priorities and Innovative Solutions Amid Uncertainty

6th Annual Health Care Summit: A Path Forward on Health Reform. This event will focus on private sector solutions to health care reform.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2017 - 9:00am
Pass the Healthcare Tax Relief Act

American Families and Small Businesses Are Counting on Congress to Pass the Healthcare Tax Relief Act

The bill, introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner would delay for one year Obamacare’s looming health insurance tax.

Above the FoldSep 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Health Insurance Tax

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is the rising costs associated with this Obamacare's tax.

Above the FoldSep 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Stop the HIT

Progress on Limiting Health Insurance Costs Still Possible

Although ACA repeal efforts have been eclipsed in Washington, consumers across the country are feeling the pain of the law's shortcomings.

Above the FoldSep 08, 2017 - 11:30am
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Congress Running Out of Time to Halt Obamacare’s Health Insurance Tax

Unless Congress takes action soon, millions of seniors, families and small businesses across the country will get hammered by a new tax.

Above the FoldSep 07, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Republicans, Democrats, & Independents Agree: Lawmakers Must Fund Cost Sharing Reductions

If the administration chooses to stop making cost sharing reduction payments, we know what will happen: the costs of coverage will soar.

TestimonySep 06, 2017 - 5:30pm

Statement to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on Stabilizing Premiums and the Individual Market for 2018

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (the “Committee”) held 2 hearings on “Premium Stabilization and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018”.

Above the FoldSep 01, 2017 - 9:00am
Labor Day 2017

Thank You, American Workers

To honor American workers on Labor Day, and each day, we must advance a robust free enterprise system.

Above the FoldAug 16, 2017 - 8:00am
Registered Nurse checks on patient at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

CBO Confirms the Devastation of Terminating CSR Payments

Insurance premiums will rise 20 percent next year if President Trump scrapes cost sharing reductions (CSRs).