"How we as a society treat our most vulnerable citizens speaks volumes about our core values. Today those values are being tested by the state budget proposal to eliminate Medicaid funding for adult dental services, including treatment for adults with the most severe disabilities. ... It is inhumane. The U.S. surgeon general's recent report underscores the link between a person's oral health and overall health. If routine dental care is eliminated, the person with a disability who is already medically compromised is at increased risk for infections that can be life-threatening."