In our current healthcare system, many can not afford their premiums and healthcare costs resulting in a large section of the population being underinsured or uninsured. By expanding Medicaid, we can provide affordable health insurance to all of our citizens in North Carolina. Additionally, the creation of a competitive healthcare market would put the money back into the people’s pocket instead of the wallets of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. When more people have access to healthcare, it becomes more affordable for everyone.