Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I was able to update my glasses prescription for the first time in two decades. My husband received updated lenses.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I don’t drive, so should my “medically frail” husband fall ill, or need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, it will be a struggle to find transportation for him. Taxis in my area are notoriously unreliable, at times requiring a wait of five hours. Eliminating dental services creates a risk to those for whom infected teeth can cause pneumonia or bacterial endocarditis. Eliminating vision care puts more dangerous drivers on the road.