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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

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, 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

April 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18), co-chair of the Ways and Means Alzheimer's Working Group, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers today introduced a comprehensive new bill to help families across the country dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would help the 95% of individuals with dementia that have one or more o
March 30, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood announced today that the Cass County Health Clinic received $1,538,847 in grant funding through the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster program.
March 18, 2021 In The News
QUINCY — U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, visited Adams County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Oakley-Lindsay Plaza on Monday, which he said was “the model for the state and for my Congressional district.”
March 18, 2021 In The News
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Il) announced grant funding will be coming to Heartland Community Health Clinic Wednesday, March 17.
March 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced the bipartisan Rural and Underserved Small Hospital (RUSH) Protection Act.
March 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood announced today that the Heartland Community Health Clinic in Peoria, Illinois received $1,403,780 in grant funding through the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster program.
February 24, 2021 In The News
BLOOMINGTON — While a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package cleared one legislative hurdle Monday, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said he won't be supporting the legislation as currently proposed.
February 3, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that he will serve on the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Trade and Select Revenue Measures for the 117th Congress. Following his appointments, Rep. LaHood released the following statement:
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.