“The latest draft that I’m aware of is significantly worse than the American Health Care Act precisely because it does even less to protect those with preexisting conditions,” Ossoff said. “And those are children and families here in Georgia who need to be able to get affordable health insurance despite a preexisting condition.”
He later said in a statement that he "strongly" opposes the bill, adding: "This bill puts Georgians' lives at risk. Congress should put aside partisan politics and work to make affordable insurance and quality care available to all Americans."
The rift has particular resonance in Georgia's 6th District, a conservative-leaning swath of Atlanta's norther suburbs long represented by Tom Price. As Trump's new health secretary, Price is the point-man to implement any plan that made it through Congress.
The district, which spans from east Cobb County to north DeKalb County, has been in GOP control for decades and sent Price back to Congress every two years by double-digit margins. But Donald Trump’s narrow victory in the district in November's presidential race gives Democrats hope they can flip the seat.