Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Both my family and community have benefited from dental and vision care. I work for an HIV/AIDS Ryan White clinic. We all know that good oral/dental health is tied directly to overall health, and even more so to patients with HIV/AIDS. Taking these benefits away will cost us more in the long run. I don’t have to write a book for you to know what I am talking about. Don’t just save now, save long term and keep our Kentucky communities healthy!

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Poor oral health leads to unhealthy individuals which in turn will impact Medicaid’s medical. It’s bad enough that the providers dont want to see these patients when they do have insurance. Imagine not being able to see a dentist. Some people no matter how much they brush, they are prone to cavities. We all could go on and on about this topic. Bottom line, everyone should have access to medical, dental and vision coverage period. No one should be left out. It’s for the good of everyone.