across the nation, democratic members of congress are defending their support for health care reform to constituents during the easter recess. but while many democrats in more conservative districts stuck their necks out by voting for the historic bill, rep. jerrold nadler is defending the legislation to liberal upper west side voters who believe it didn't go far enough.

"it's a fundamentally conservative bill," nadler said to his constituents at the april 6 community board 7 meeting. "but from the rhetoric today, it's a left wing, government takeover. i wish it were in some ways."