Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: As a provider, I have seen first hand the benefits of this coverage. Dental & vision care have often been neglected due to lack of ability to pay. I am the Health Ministries Coordinator at my church & have referred members to local vision and dental community clinics for much needed care. Living without proper fitting dentures impacts health in all sorts of ways from adequate nutrition to infections not to mention chronic pain. Lack of transportation to medical appointments, therapy is clearly a barrier to health of individuals & the community.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: As stated above, eliminating these benefits presents clear barriers to the health of individuals & our community.