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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Quality Healthcare

Families, individual patients, and their doctor should make health care decisions, not Washington bureaucrats. Health is a deeply personal and important matter—far too important to trust the federal government to run it. I support common sense reforms that restore individual choice and control over healthcare plans.
 
The greatest challenge to our healthcare system is the ever growing cost of care. Unfortunately, President Obama’s healthcare law did little to fix this problem. Obamacare has raised taxes, added regulations, hindered job creation, and reduced patient choice.
To address the roadblocks to access affordable healthcare that existed prior to the enactment of Obamacare, we need a competitive health insurance marketplace and a patient centered healthcare system. In Congress, my priority is to repeal the damaging components of Obamacare and work towards a patient—centered efficient and effective health care system. In addition, we need to ensure adequate care for our seniors.
  
I support tax reforms and other economic growth mechanisms to help ensure that individuals can have jobs and the ability to afford the insurance and health care plans that best serve their unique needs. I support continued care for seniors and society’s most vulnerable and reforming America’s healthcare reality, which includes repealing the harmful policies put in place under the overreaching Obamacare system. 

More on Quality Healthcare

May 4, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) voted in favor of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives 217-213. The AHCA is one of three phases to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
March 22, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – In response to concerns regarding the way in which Illinois’ per capita allotment of Medicaid funds would be calculated under the American Health Care Act, Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation released the following statement:
January 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Darin LaHood voted in support of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution, a measure that sets in motion the initial step to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
August 25, 2016 Press Release
PEORIA, IL- Today Rep. LaHood issued the following statement in response to the release of Illinois Exchange Rates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
August 12, 2016 In The News
6.5 million Americans are addicted to it. 78 people die each day across our nation because of it. Last year, law enforcement in the 18th District of Illinois alone seized over 246 pounds of it. Almost 1,000 doses of lifesaving Narcan were provided to residents in Peoria and Tazewell counties to treat it.
August 11, 2016 In The News
PEORIA — Bipartisan legislation passed by Congress and signed into law late last month by President Barack Obama to combat a national heroin epidemic is a solid start, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said in an interview this week.
August 9, 2016 Op-Ed
About 6.5 million Americans are addicted to it. Seventy-eight people die each day across our nation because of it. Last year, law enforcement in the 18th District of Illinois alone seized over 246 pounds of it. Almost 1,000 doses of lifesaving Narcan were provided to residents in Peoria and Tazewell counties to treat it.
July 18, 2016 In The News
Our nation’s mental health system is in crisis.  
July 13, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Darin LaHood participated in debate on the House Floor, advocating in support of the Conscience Protection Act (S. 304) which amends the Public Health Service Act to stop Federal, State, and local governments from penalizing, retaliating, or discriminating against a health care provider if that provider chooses not to participate in abortion services.