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Kenton
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: After I lost my employee based health care due to pancreatic cancer diagnosis and surgery recovery that lasted longer than 12 weeks, I would have had no way to continue my care with doctors had it not been for Medicaid. My son also would not have been covered since he was also covered under my employer-based coverage.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I’m honestly not sure if my son and I have coverage now. We both wear glasses, and my lens were $500 without frames the last time I got glasses. Dental care is always a need. Without it, rotting teeth and infections can lead to life threatening consequences and even death if untreated.