Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I have been able to get dental care that has been crucial because although my teeth have no cavities, the roots of my upper teeth are inflamed causing great pain to my mouth which affects eating and sleeping. I have been able to get vision care and glasses so I can see, I’m due for an eye exam and new glasses. Without glasses I can’t see to drive or read anything which affects working and driving. Diabetics need dental and vision it’s very important because diabetes affects the whole body.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Without dental and vision I’m left to suffer with oral pain, and numerous ER visits. Diabetics without dental suffer the same. Without vision I cannot get eye exams & no glasses therefore I can’t drive to work or read anything pertaining to work. All in all it’ll affect keeping a job.