Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I recently started having severe dental issues. I had some work done and granted Medicaid doesn’t cover a lot on dental it did save me from using my care credit for charge for the procedures I had such as the basic visits and stays . I currently have a $500 dental bill already from a bad abscess that required a root canal. I still need fillings and a cleaning but had to cancel my appointments to get them done. This has left me with constant pain everytime I eat due to a broken tooth, which was up next to fix before the Governor’s cancellation of benefits.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I cannot afford extra coverage or the basic non-insured rates per procedure that I would need over the coming months to get my mouth back to healthy.