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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 cannot drive a car anymore. I have MS. Without transportation assistance, I can’t go anywhere! Not to the dentist, not to the eye doctor, who monitors my eye pressure for glaucoma, not to my neurologist, not to my primary care doctor, who monitors my high blood pressure and cholesterol, (I don’t want to have a stroke or develop cancer), not to my gastrointestinal doctor, who monitors my Crohn’s Disease and Acid Reflux, not to the hip doctor, who replaced both of my hips last year, due to avascular necrosis, not to the required therapy for hip replacement surgery. I hope you are starting to understand how important transportation assistance, eye and dental car are to a person.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I would be missing two teeth, not be able to see clearly as my eyesight deteriorates, and would have issues, along with other people getting to medical providers.