Shalina is the national health care reporter for the States Newsroom. She is focused on in-depth accountability journalism that looks at the changing landscape of health care infrastructure in the nation, and whether local legislatures are prioritizing underserved communities.
Courtney Blake and her 10-year-old daughter live on their own in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Both of them struggle with chronic mental health issues and have been using Medicaid to help pay for their behavioral health care needs. But like millions of people across the country, Blake is worried that at the end of this health emergency […]