Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I am a pediatrician and have many Medicaid patients with visual and dental problems. Kids need to see to learn, to properly develop nerve pathways in the brain critical for overall brain development, and to generally navigate the world so they can become productive citizens. Dental health is closely linked to other health problems, most notably, cardiac. Poor dental health in childhood can lead to a multitude of adult health problems. Pediatrics is all about prevention!

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Even if my patients could get appointments with specislists in Lexington, it would do yhem no hood, unless they could get there. Transportayion assistance is essential.