Health Care Initiative

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce supports initiatives aimed at lowering health care costs for employers and their employees. 

More than 80% of area employers say increasing health care costs are the No. 1 issue affecting their organization, according to a survey of Rochester Chamber members.

To address our members' concerns, we joined with several community partners to form Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Health Care Initiative. The initiative, headed by Paul Speranza, vice chairman, general counsel and secretary for Wegmans Food Markets, is aimed at bringing together business leaders to find ways to provide affordable, quality health care—with the ultimate goal of making Rochester the healthiest community in America.

In addition to our local efforts, Rochester Chamber is actively monitoring and speaking out on state and federal health care legislation, to guard against changes that would burden businesses with increased costs, taxes, fees, mandate, and regulatory burdens.