Liberal group presses new GOP congressman to drop health coverage

A liberal advocacy organization is giving heck to an incoming congressman in his hometown because of his campaign to repeal the new healthcare reform law.

Americans United for Change, which has been singling out newly elected Republican congressmen who campaigned on repealing the reform law, put up a new billboard Friday in Las Vegas to call on incoming Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) to drop healthcare benefits available to him as a member of Congress.

“Heck has repeatedly said he would come to Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, so it’s time for Heck to show he’ll stay true to his values and reject his government-subsidized health plan or stop trying to deny 32 million Americans access to the same kind of quality, affordable healthcare choices he’ll gets as a member of Congress,” the group said in a statement.

In the past month, the advocacy group also has targeted newly elected Reps. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) over their opposition to healthcare reform.