40057
Henry
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 am concerned about folks who need this coverage and find theirselves very confused about all of it. A lot of them are seniors with low literacy skills and especially with health literacy. It is very upsetting how we are treating the poor. How a government treats these citizens says so much about who they are and right now I am ashamed of who we are.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Dental care is vital for overall health. We know when one has dental problems it affect the whole system. Additionally, if one cannot see and cannot get help with vision, it is very disabling to be able to function. This will create depression, loneliness which will increase chronic disease complications and especially mental health. Shame on us again!