Nearly three weeks later, voters in Young's southwestern
Conservatives praised Young for his opposition to the bill that would have undone much of
The Republican bill would have eliminated tax penalties for people who don't buy policies, provided tax credits that would be smaller than Obama's for many lower-earning and older recipients, and cut
"A bad process makes a bad policy. We have to slow down. We have to air this out," he said.
Trump, Ryan and other top
"We've not been able to get ourselves together to keep our commitment," Senate Majority Leader
"I don't know who to fault (for the House bill failure), but they kept changing it toward the end. I was just hoping for a clean repeal," Roberts said. "I just wish they had made it simple."
For Young, it's a balancing act in a politically diverse district and a presidential battleground state that Democrat Obama won in 2008 and 2012, and Trump easily captured in 2012.
Young wants to avoid angering
"That's not the way to do it," she told Young, who supports block grants, during a meeting in
"I'm certainly trying to like the guy," said Jorgensen, a 59-year-old electronics engineer. "His was the position he needed to take. We're satisfied with that. But there can't be any part of Obamacare left in place."
Young's opposition to the bill seemed to have defused some of the tension that marked a suburban
But farmer Spencer made clear voters will be watching on health care.
"Their constituents are not going to let it get away from them," he said.