Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Regular check dental check ups and cleanings allowing me to maintain good oral health. I have been able to get vision screenings as I have visual difficulties and allowing my eye Dr. to watch rising pressure in my eyes that may eventually affect my vision. I would not be able to afford this on my own let alone any new glasses I may need in the future.
Also gum disease can cause heart disease especially as people age. Regular cleanings and checkups can prevent this and increase health and longevity overall
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Access to regular dental screenings and cleanings improves our overall health. Gum disease contributes to heart disease and enables our dentist to catch small cavities which can quickly be repaired before they become larger, more painful and much more expensive treatments which we wonÍt be able to afford.
I have poor vision and need glasses, I also have increasing pressure in my eyes which may need treatment at some point to preserve my vision as well as new glasses as this gets worse. I will no be able to afford these on my own so my quality of life will be decreased as I deal will visual limitations