ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – With 5 to 4 vote, Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion. The “heart” of the law was upheld. The individual mandate was upheld. Kids can stay on their parents insurance until age 26 and people with pre-existing conditions cannot be turned down for insurance. The biggest part struck down is the expansion of medicaid to cover the poor.
Robert Gatter, co-director for the health law studies at St. Louis University School of law discusses the landmark decision handed down by the high court.