Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: My father is severely physically disabled and sometimes needs help getting to and from appointments when he has them. Transportation assistance is an important part of our lives when my parents do not have a vehicle and I cannot get time away from work. Both of my parents have lost all of their teeth. Being able to provide care and upkeep for their mouth health is also important so that it doesn’t not end up causing other infections. Regular check ups are a must.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: My father has extremely poor vision and has previously had cataracts. He was able to get the surgery and his vision and quality of life improved significantly. He needs another surgery on his other eye and not being able to have that will severely impact his quality of life. He is also diabetic and getting regular eye exams and being able to update his vision prescription is crucial to his care.