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Jessamine
Story

Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance:

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Right now, I have a tooth that is achy. I had to put off calling my dentist about it due to some family issues…. and then July 1st happened.
Today, I had to reschedule – to late November – my annual diabetic eye exam, because I was told I have no vision coverage, but that my MD could request a ‘prior authorization’ for said exam. I doubt very highly it would be approved. This puts my eyesight in danger, as I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for 35 years.

I wake up every day wondering if this is the day I’ll open my eyes to find I have no coverage at all. The stress of it all is affecting my blood sugar levels, causing depression, and exacerbating my autoimmune arthritis.
It’s beyond disheartening to know that the current administration really doesn’t care how many people they kill.