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Jessamine
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: We have been able to go in for regular eye exams, the whole family of six, every year in order to take care of our eyes. this has provided two of my children glasses, they needed taking care of critical medical needs. My whole family has been going faithfully to the dentist twice a year, keeping our teeth healthy and avoiding major problems. I have three friends who have been hired in my community directly because of the increased demand of dental care thanks to expanded medicaid. There has been huge increase since 2014 in families receiving care they could not afford any other way.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: We could not afford to take care of our children’s dental or vision needs. We would not be able to go to the dentist or eye doctor. This would cause both of them to lose business. Three of my friends would loose their jobs. And many in our community would no longer be able to care for themselves or their children in this manner. It would be a huge disaster and cost many people their livelihoods.