Kathy and Jacob’s Story: Why we need to fill gaps in Medicaid dental coverage
“Kathy and Jacob’s Story: Why we need to fill gaps in Medicaid dental coverage”
Filmed and produced by Wild Wind Productions, Families USA is proud to share the story of Kathy Keck and her son Jacob. The video reflects the importance of expanding Medicaid dental coverage for adults, as recently done in Kansas. Based in the Topeka area, Kathy and Jacob share a glimpse of their daily lives, as well as the challenges of dental access for adults who rely on Medicaid, particularly adults with intellectual and/or disabilities.
Our oral health shouldn’t depend on how much money we make, where we live, our age, our race or our disability status. Although there has been much progress on improving dental coverage, much more needs to be done. Adding dental coverage to Medicaid for all people who rely on the program will make oral health care accessible for millions of people. Sign our petition to tell policymakers to pay attention and take action: our oral health matters.