Healthcare Committee

The Chamber’s Healthcare committee is the collective, regional voice of employers, employees, and businesses within healthcare advocating for policies that improve health outcomes and experiences while controlling and reducing the cost of care. The committee is further charged with navigating the intersection between business and healthcare and advising Chamber membership on relevant policies and issues.

Through relevant and timely educational presentations, the committee also provides information to employers and their employees about ways to leverage workplace wellness and positively impact the regional workforce.

Furthermore, as a leader in technology and innovation, the Healthcare committee is the sounding board for the intersection between healthcare improvement and technological progress, with a substantial foucs on interoperability issue and the future of healthcare.

The Healthcare Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the San Diego County Medical Society located at 5575 Ruffin Road, Room 250.

If you’re interested in learning more about our policy committees or would like to join the Healthcare Committee, contact Stefanie Benvenuto at sbenvenuto@sdchamber.org.

2018 Focus Statement

The Chamber’s Healthcare Committee is the collective, regional voice of employers, employees and businesses within healthcare advocating for policies that improve health outcomes and experiences while controlling and reducing the cost of care. The committee is further charged with navigating the intersection between business and healthcare, and advising Chamber membership on relevant policies and issues.

2018 Policy Platform:

The Chamber supports legislation and regulation that:

  • preserves access and coverage to care, including the promise of coverage without regard to preexisting conditions,
  • supports increased access to care and services, including those that are provided via new models made available by technological advances,
  • incorporates business-friendly policies that provide for the voice of business to be considered prior to implementation,
  • controls the rising costs of health care for employers and employees
  • protects the limited funding available for healthcare, ensuring dedicated or otherwise dedicated funds remain stable and protects providers from cuts adversely affecting patients
    • acknowledging that adequate rate reimbursements should create real access instead of coverage without access
    • does not have significantly negative impacts to the state budget

Current committee members

Chair: Tim Fraser
Vice Chair: Zach Schlagel

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