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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. 

More on Healthcare

July 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Peter Welch (VT-At-large) introduced the Value in Healthcare Act, a bipartisan bill that will make commonsense changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.
July 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) joined Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee who released a discussion draft this week outlining a bold plan to further promote telehealth for patients. Modernizing telehealth capabilities will expand access to important health resources for rural Illinoisans in the 18th Congressional District.
May 13, 2020 Press Release
PEORIA, IL— Congressmen Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) today applauded the Trump administration for announcing guidance to provide relief to individuals with Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSAs).
May 5, 2020 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allocated $81,502,587.01 in funding for health care providers in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District from the first tranche of the Provider Relief Fund authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)  Act.
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.