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Jefferson
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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: My parents run a small philanthropic organization which promotes the education of poor children in Louisville and works to help them break the cycle of poverty. We see that if one wants to rise above poverty, it takes more than a desire or even access to a good education. One needs to have their basic needs met/covered – such as being able to have good dental care and vision care (so to read!).

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Removing these benefits does not help people get out of poverty, in fact it helps keep them there. With insufficient annual pay (given minimum wage levels these days, this is not uncommon) these individuals must sacrifice more their earning to take care of themselves and their families, perpetuating the cycle of poverty and as each generation is greater in number than the one before, increase the number of poor in our community.