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Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Dental and vision impact overall healthcare and well being. Poor dental care leads to various other health conditions such as endocarditis; poor nutrition, etc. Poor vision leads to ones inability to adequately take needed medications; read vital information about healthcare and health conditions.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Communities have to be able to take ownership of their healthcare and health status. This is what all the politicians keep reminding us of, yet it is these very individuals that want to take away the very basic needs required for individuals to manage the basics of healthcare–being able to see and eat (healthy nutrition). This is not rocket science and it doesn’t take a neurosurgeon to know taking these benefits will result in devastating results for our communities. Growing the problems with healthcare not healing them.