Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: My grandfather before he passed away earlier this year received benefits that helped him to have reliable transportation to doctor appointments. This was a huge help because I didn’t have to take off work to take him myself. He was too old to drive himself and he needed the necessary care provided by his attending physician. People like my grandfather will now suffer unnecessary consequences just so our governor can make a point. This is ridiculous! Does he not realize he is seriously affecting people’s lives in a negative way?
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Eliminating these benefits will cause serious harm to people in need of these services that wouldn’t get then otherwise. This includes our most vulnerable citizens such as the elderly and children. The qulaity of life will be drastically diminished for these individuals. Our Constitution in this country has the following words from the preamble, “promote the general welfare.” This means it is the responsibility of the government to do things that will help improve the lives of its citizens. How is this accomplishing this?!