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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: Dental and vision care are important components in preventative medicine, and they help kids and adults succeed in school and work. Transportation is vital since KY has very limited public transit, especially in rural areas.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I’m a teacher, so I see kids whose needs are not met regularly. Trying to help a child learn when they can’t see clearly or their mouth hurts is a challenge that is unfair to the kids and the teachers. They don’t deserve to struggle just because their parents are poor.