Please tell us how you, your family or your community has benefited from Medicaid coverage for dental care, vision care, and transportation assistance: Our community is a very rural and poor area in Ky. The children here need dental care that their family can afford or receive. The children should not be the ones to suffer for adults inability to work or provide for them. Our elderly and medically febile people need assistance to have transportation to office visits not only to their family doctors, but specialist for their heart, lungs, and etc. Without transportation these people will not only suffer but more than likely just not go to their appointments for health care.
Children need vision insurance. I have seen children who can not even see the eye chart that have only came in for their well child exams. No one had even picked it up, They were doing poorly in school. This can affect not only their present but their future.
Please tell us how eliminating these benefits would affect you, your family, or your community: Eliminating these benefits to our community would be devestating and detrimental to them. Our governor needs to come personally visit communities like ours and see for himself what issues and lack of services we have for our poor, elderly, and mentally and physically disabled.