Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: As the director of a crisis hotline, we hear from many community members that the only way they are able to address basic health needs is through Medicaid coverage. When dental care and vision needs are not addressed in a timely manner, this can lead to far more costly and debilitating issues down the road.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: There will literally be more illness, more issues with community members finding and keeping employment, and will cost more over time than the small outlay for preventive services.