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Jefferson
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Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Kentucky children entering into the public schools systems, either at age 3 for preschool, age 4 for Head Start, or age 5 for kindergarten, are REQUIRED to have vision and dental screenings. After the grace period of a few weeks, the student is no long allowed to come to school until the screening has been completed. Bevin is removing the resource to meet this REQUIREMENT of public education. Transportation must be reinstated as well for these REQUIREMENTS to be met. You cannot require something of a community and then remove the very safety net that helps the marginalized members of the community meet that requirement.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: It does not impact me nor my family, but the children and families I serve through work and volunteer opportunities are greatly impacted, to the tune of missing out on public education as the limitations are written.