I was born in California, but grew up in Apex, North Carolina. By the eighth grade I moved to Holly Springs and in my senior year of high school I moved to Clayton. My mom was a single mother of 3 daughters until recently when she found my stepfather and now we have a new little sister. My mom was illegal until 2 years ago when she finally got her residency after almost 20 years of waiting. My goal is to become a neurology researcher or surgeon.
The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.