The sometimes sensible NC Policy Watch has this to say about vetoing Medicaid for the middle class:
You either believe that it is a moral imperative that sick people are cared for…Or you don’t. You either believe that kids having health care is an unavoidable obligation that must be met because it is just, regardless of opposition or difficulty…Or you don’t. There is no middle ground.
Free health insurance for people who clearly can afford it – at your expense and enforced at the butt of a gun (or a visit from the auditor, or both) – a moral imperative? Nice try, but no thanks. False dichotomies are yet another in a litany of fallacies the enemies of freedom will employ to win at all costs.
And remember, when their standards of justice become enforced by the state, you don’t have to actually BEHAVE MORALLY (even if you agree that everyone has moral duties to give to middle class citizens’ healthcare), all you have to do is comply. Their jackboot will absolve you of your sense of obligation.