Health Care Advocates Protest Outside Rep. LaHood's Office
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Health care advocates protested outside of Congressman Darin LaHood’s Springfield office Tuesday calling on him not to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Congress is due back in Washington the first week of January and Republicans have vowed to repeal Obamacare.
Organizers say repealing the law would take away health care from more than one million residents, send health care costs through the roof and put health insurance companies back in control of people's health care.
Congressman Darin LaHood's spokesperson sent us the following statement in response to the protests.
“Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care—but that isn’t what Obamacare offers. Congressman LaHood has heard from many of his constituents about how the promises made under Obamacare have not been met with reality. Costs are skyrocketing and choices are more and more limited. Rep. LaHood believes members of both parties recognize the need to reform many aspects of Obamacare. Heading into the new Congress, Congressman LaHood looks forward to repealing and replacing Obamacare with a new system that actually delivers more choices and lowers costs for our hard-working people across central and west-central Illinois,” said Congressman LaHood spokesperson J.D. Dalfonso.