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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:

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: The separation of vision and dental health from other forms of health care is arbitrary and uninformed. Health is a function of full bodies, and dental issues in particular often cause significant health issues that reverberate for individual as well as family and community health. (This is the reason public health dentistry exists as a field.) The state could prevent such health consequences–and prevent having to pay for them!–by maintaining effective vision and dental coverage.