Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I had terrible oral health before getting medicaid, because we couldn’t afford it when I was a child and I couldn’t afford it as an adult. I finally got most of my mouth repaired and I didn’t have to worry about pain or anxiety of having to figure out how to pull a tooth at home. Dental care is extremely important to me.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I’m already experiencing a tremendous amount of worry over this, as I have a tooth needing repair right now, but I can’t afford to pay what my dentist will charge if I don’t have my medicaid coverage. I’m even having to pay a premium now, but I’m getting less care. I’m willing to pay extra if it means I can keep my dental coverage.