The Chamber's Healthcare Committee’s objective is to educate and assist Chamber members to control healthcare costs while maintaining exceptional healthcare quality for employees by making an impact on these factors: personal accountability, transparency, tort reform, consumerism and promotion of free-market policies promoting competition in healthcare.
Strategy: Serve Chamber members by providing legislators with the business community’s ideas and concepts and proactively affect the legislative process to enact policies that support lower costs while maintaining high quality healthcare.
Action Plan: Advocate pro-business positions on healthcare issues; develop and implement strategies to support these positions; and educate and engage members, policy makers and the community at large on the impact of healthcare issues.
For more information, email Michelle Griffin Young.
• Letters from the Chairman
• Healthcare Legislative Committee Policy
• Pharmacy Access Law: A message from the Pennsylvania Department of State (2/20/13)
• 2012 Healthcare Summit
• Healthcare Implementation Timeline
• Aftermath: New Realities for Businesses in the Wake of the Healthcare Law
Small Business Tax Calculator-Health Care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes a provision for a small employer tax credit designed to encourage small employers to offer health insurance coverage for the first time or to maintain existing coverage for their employees. Capital BlueCross has developed a tax calculator tool to help our small groups identify their potential tax credit.
Tom Huntzinger - Chairman
Emerson, Reid & Company
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Caruso Benefits Group
Hampson Mower Kreitz
Fitzpatrick, Lentz and Bubba
Express Personnel Services
Sacred Heart Healthcare System