Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Many people in Eastern Kentucky do not have transportation or money for fuel, many live more than 15 miles from providers. Some have children that need transportation to and from Medical and Dental providers. There is no room for the right or the left, this is not about politics, its about humanity and getting people the care they need.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I am a provider, actually, if I stopped taking medicaid it would probably open up more appointments for paying patients but who will take care of the states most vunerable if we all do this. Many of these were the working poor, they have minmum wage jobs, they will have more days missed at their jobs and more money will be spent at the Emergency Rooms.