Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: When my son was young, I enrolled him in KCHIP because although I worked, I couldn’t afford coverage. He was able to have an important dental procedure, have his teeth cleaned and cared for, and have his immunizations and other health care taken care of. I am now working and pay his care and am proud to help others struggling.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: It wouldn’t affect me, but so many people would have issues that would, at some point, need addressed. As a public health professional, I am well aware how the expense of neglect of care multiplies difficulties and costs. This is a terrible idea.