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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois


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, Obamacare did little to fix this problem. It 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. 

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June 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to introduce the Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act of 2019.
June 3, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced H.R. 3021 to ensure patients in rural communities continue to have access to affordable ambulance services.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood voted no on H.R. 986, the Democrats’ misleading “Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019,” which does nothing to protect individuals with preexisting conditions and ultimately limits choices states have to expand access to care.
April 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) joined seven Members of Congress this week to introduce H.R. 2207, the Medical Innovation Act of 2019.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Ron Kind (D-WI), Grace Meng (D-NY), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced the bipartisan Restoring Access to Medication Act, which will improve access to care and help families afford the medications and other health care products they need.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman LaHood (IL-18) and the U.S. House of Representatives, today, passed sweeping bipartisan legislation, H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018,  to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, which included Rep.
July 30, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL18) voted last week in support of three pieces of bipartisan legislation that would modernize and improve access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), eliminate the medical device tax, increase choices, and lower premiums. He released the following statement:
June 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced H.R. 6269 today to ensure patients in rural communities continue to have access to affordable ambulance transportation.
August 3, 2017 Press Release
QUINCY, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) welcomed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D.
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.