Renuka Rayasam, Senior Correspondent, joined KHN in April 2022 from Politico, where she wrote for the magazine, covered Texas policy and politics, and helped launch a daily covid-19 briefing called “Nightly.” She has worked for the Austin American-Statesman and U.S. News & World Report. She also spent six years freelancing from Berlin, Germany, where she wrote for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in German and political economy from the University of California-Berkeley.
More than 600,000 people are released from prisons every year, many with costly health conditions but no medications, medical records, a health care provider, or insurance.
A nationwide affordable housing crisis has wreaked havoc on the lives of low-income families, like Louana Joseph’s in Atlanta, who are close to the brink. Their struggle to stay a step ahead of homelessness is often invisible.