Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: They can have access to dental care, if they don’t have that then they do not get it. It’s not affordable. They need vision care because if they don’t have it they can’t see to work, drive, read. Transportation is used for many many things. Just take a look and see how much these benefits are used before we take them away.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Most people that have medicaid coverage for dental, vision or transportation are already struggling to get by. We know that people that make minimum wage and work full time can’t afford to pay all their bills and take care of all their responsibilities. I have family that is hugely affected by this and I work at a small federally funded HIV clinic in WKY, our patients are hugely affected by these changes. They can not afford to pay for dental and vision, so they don’t get it. What does that mean? They get infections, they get sicker, they can’t see to do work. Add on that they don’t have a ride to get to their medical dr. to treat the sickness and side effects of not having the care and services they need.