The Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care reform plan on Thursday. Georgia Republicans are reviewing the decision, and what their next steps will be for the state.
Tea Party leaders gathered at the state capitol to get word of the Supreme Court's decision. They were quickly disappointed when court ruled in favor of Obama's health plan. Activists have been adamant in their view that the health care law is unconstitutional.
"This will be a big bump to the Tea Party activists nationwide and Governor Romney. It will give us a rallying cry in to November. And we're going to push to repeal the whole law and start over with free market solutions," said Atlanta Tea Party member Debbie Dooley.
Democratic leaders at the state capital argued that steps have to be taken to help uninsured Georgians.
"It's a great and historic victory. It's a watershed in the history of providing health care to Americans. This ought to be about what families, what Georgians, what children and families need. This shouldn't be about politics," said Ga. Senator Vincent Fort, (D) Atlanta.
Both of Georgia's U.S. senators issued statements late Thursday morning expressing disappointment with the Supreme Court's ruling. Governor Nathan Deal is expected to discuss the decision at the state capitol later on Thursday.
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