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Jefferson
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Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I have worked in high poverty schools for 14 years and have seen the benefits Medicaid has had for kids needing glasses to engage in learning and their self confidence once they can see. I am not as knowledgeable about dental care except for the research about the affect of poor dental health and other illnesses.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: As an educator I have seen the affect poor dental care has in young kids and I support being proactive rather than be reactive. Not only is it morally right but economically sound.