Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Before I was on Medicaid I had not been to a dentist or eye doctor in over 3years I had three cavities and a fillin that had fallen out and was extremely painful when I finally got coverage. The glasses I was wearing were 10years old because I couldn’t afford new ones and pay for an eye exam. I got new glasses for the first time and felt like I saw the world differently and experienced less headaches because of it. I am so thankful for the coverage I have. Everyone deserves a healthy smile and the ability to see the world clearly so they feel better about themselves and can be more productive.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I feel like it would put a hardship on my family I mean we wouldn’t be able to afford it so we wouldn’t go which could lead to worse medical conditions then those that could be prevented if we were going to regular checkups.