40601
Franklin
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I was (briefly) able to get some dental services I needed.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: I was without any dental benefits for two years and one small cavity, untreated, has now completely destroyed it irreparably. It will have to be removed and replaced with a $3000+ implant. If dental benefits are not resumed, more teeth may be permanently lost, or need exhorbitant funds to replace them. “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.”