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Jefferson
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I work in a federally qualified healthcare center that provides dental services. When our patients can get needed treatments and preventive car services they are healthier and costs are lower than waiting until the dental or vision issue becomes a crisis, and the individual accesses the emergency room where costs are at least triple and do not always provide comprehensive care.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I could potentially lose my job because I work for a clinic that depends on Medicaid billing for a large portion of income. This would cause increased stress on myself and my family, who would worry about me until i find a new job. I would not have income to then use to support community businesses which impacts their overall fiscal and employee health.