Saith the local daily:

If Republicans reverse course, an estimated 500,000 North Carolinians stand to gain coverage under Medicaid, which pays health care costs for poor children, low-income elderly people and the disabled.

How will we pay for it? Oh, I know! We can raise taxes on people who can still pay but are too poor to hire lawyers to find loopholes. Not only would the resultant migration from the middle to the lower class (speaking in terms of income and not couth) conform to other plans for a perfect society, it would give us more people in need of more government to pay their medical bills.