Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I’m seeing more people come in for preventative care. Rather then for emergency care. And due to areas where a health center is a long distance away , transportation assistance is very beneficial for pt’s to seek the care they need.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Eliminating these benefits would mean more pt’s holding off on being seen because they can’t afford the visit or get to the health centre. So this leads to more emergency visits where the outcome is more sever (ie. lost of tooth or surgical extraction) Then there’s the situation where the ER at hospitals are swamped by pt’s because they can’t afford tx due to lack of insurance.