The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act federal health care reform law. This means the individual mandate survives. There are questions about how this decision will affect state Medicaid programs, including Georgia Medicaid. Today we will monitor and present the extensive reactions to this historic decision. We invite you to check back here as Georgia leaders react. Comments compiled by Mike Klein.
3:35 pm — Statement from Robert Schapiro, Dean, Emory University School of Law:
“Chief Justice (John Roberts) has crafted an opinion that manages to uphold the law without making any dramatic comments on the state of existing law. The chief justice accepted the key arguments of those opposing the…