Health Committee

The Chamber’s Health Committee is the collective, regional voice of employers, employees, and businesses within health care 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 health care 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 Health Committee is the sounding board for the intersection between health care improvement and technological progress, with a substantial focus on interoperability issue and the future of health care.

The Health Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at Health Center Partners located at 3710 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

If you’re interested in learning more about our policy committees or would like to join the Health Committee, contact Erin Magee at emagee@sdchamber.org.


committee chairs

Chair: Tim Fraser, Health Center Partners of Southern California
Vice Chair:  Amber Ter-Vrugt, Scripps Health


2020 Focus Statement

The Chamber’s Health Committee is the collective, regional voice of employers, employees and businesses within health care 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 health care, and advising Chamber membership on relevant policies and issues.

2020 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,
  • provides solutions to the region’s mental health, substance abuse, and/or homeless challenges,
  • 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 health care, 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

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