Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Many of my clients have received dental and vision care through Medicaid expansion. Without such coverage, minor issues (e.g., toothache) can turn into major medical issues which would require medical attention and costly care. I have seen firsthand how access to medical and dental care can keep clients healthy and can prevent more serious health issues from developing.

Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Without access to basic dental and vision care, minor issues can develop into major health issues. One of my agency volunteers was able–with the assistance of Medicaid– to receive treatment for an eye issue which would have resulted in eventual blindness if left untreated, according to his eye doctor. This is but one example of how absolutely essential these benefits are!