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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: My son receives Medicaid through SSI benefits. He has multiple medical issues and his vision and dental care are extremely important to his overall health. To not provide eye and dental care is fiscally irresponsible. Problems with these systems can impact overall health in significant ways. It is FAR more cost effective to provide routine dental care rather then deal with chronic heart issues or nutrition issues that can result from poor dental maintenance. People without access to vision care have difficulty finding and keeping work and have impaired access to things needed for safety and daily life.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: See above