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Jefferson
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: There is no way my family member would be able to go to the dentist or get glasses without this program. People cannot stop going to the dentist when they turn 65!

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Dental health is closely tied to other health outcomes. Infections in the mouth spread to other parts of the body and can affect nutrition if eating becomes difficult! As with any preventive care, it saves money in the long term.