Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: When more people have appropriate dental and vision care, their total health is improved. Also, many systemic illnesses are first diagnosed when patients access their dentist or optometrist. This means we are able to treat these problems earlier (blood pressure, diabetes, etc)„in turn this means more people have the chance to stay out of hospitals for things like heart attacks, strokes, etc.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: When people have less access to appropriate health care, more people are unhealthy, more people die and for the Republicans„less people can work the jobs that donÍt provide health insurance coverage in the first place.