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Whitley
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I had Medicaid when I was pregnant with both children. It helped to pay for charges I would have otherwise cause great financial hardship. We had private, primary insurance that help with a minimum of our expenses.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I work in a public health care facility. These changes affect a great deal of my patient load. Losing patients could cost me my job.
Taking away dental coverage will cause more patients to go to the emergency room for non-emergency needs, costing the tax payer more, and a net loss for hospitals.
I healthier community, breeds a working community.