Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: I previously worked in a doctors office and saw many patients that would have been otherwise unable to attend necessary appointments via Medicaid provided transportation. The vision and dental care they receive is FAR LESS expensive than needing specialist and surgical care as a result of neglected routine care. It seems very fiscally irresponsible to cut basic routine care when the patient will eventually have emergency or surgical needs because of the lack of proper preventative coverage.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: These cuts will hurt small doctors offices who care for these patients, and will hurt the patients and potientally cause them a great deal of pain and risk to their lives. I can only imagine the strain this will also put on non-profit entities like The LionÍs Club.