That has raised tensions in this largely rural district.
“We should pass it as is now and go to the next step,” said Mark Strodtman, who fixes and sells cars in the district’s largest city, Greeley.
Strodtman said he doesn’t think the GOP bill is perfect the way it’s written now. But he said he can’t stand Obamacare and says it’s time to “wipe it off the map.”
While Strodtman is a staunch Republican and huge Trump supporter, all five of his adult children are Democrats.
It’s far from the only division in this new political hot spot.
Farms, cattle and health care debates
This is a district where farmland dominates the landscape, where working-class people gather at the local diner to talk about life’s daily minutiae. One local talks about struggling to buy new tires. Another wants to know how to get kids to behave.