One feature of the bill is that it takes some of the money that went to states that did the Medicaid expansion and channels it to states that didn’t. As a payoff, presumably. As NC will be losing money, it should be a no-brainer for our senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr. To date, they have voted consistently to put party over their constituents’ well-being, so I’m not placing any bets.
Speculation online ranges from “still not likely to pass” to “slam-dunk” for various reasons. It’s best not to take any chances and do what we can, now.