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Freshman Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) encountered a measured line of questioning about his opposition to Obamacare at a town hall in Las Vegas this weekend.
In a video released by American Bridge 21st Century, the Democratic-affiliated opposition research group, a small business owner asks the congressman why he would "revoke something that's helping me now."
"Why would you oppose the ACA if it was passed by Congress, passed by the Senate, signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court and re-affirmed by the reelection of the President of the United States who won your district?" asks the man in the video. "Why would you revoke something that's helping me now? It's bending the cost curve and it's going to bend the cost curve in the future? Why Congressman? Why?"
Heck, who was elected after the law's passage, countered that the health reform law wouldn't save people money in the future, especially for businesses with upwards of 50 employees.
"The help you're getting through those small business tax credits, what are you going to do when those go away? They are not there forever," Heck says.
"The cost curve is being bent," the man interjects.
"The cost curve isn't being bent," Heck says.
"The cost curve is being bent for me, sir," the man responds.
"You might be the exception. Some people benefit. The vast majority aren't," Heck says.