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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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March 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) to reduce health care costs and improve access to care was included in Phase III Coronavirus Relief Bill—the CARES Act, which passed the United States Senate last night by a vote of 96-0.
March 9, 2020 Page
As your Member of Congress, your safety is a top priority of mine, and I want to ensure that you are properly updated and informed on the latest information about the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
February 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced H.R.
December 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) today voted against, H.R. 3, the Fewer Cures and More Government Price Control Act. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 38 cures will not come to market because of this legislation over the next two decades.
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.