Kyeland Jackson is a data reporter for Report For America, covering racial disparities in Minnesota with Twin Cities PBS. He holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in communications from the University of Louisville and has won awards from the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters as well as the Louisville Society of Professional Journalists. Jackson was also selected for the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporter’s Data Institute. Raised in Elizabethtown, Ky., Jackson was also the editor-in-chief of The Louisville Cardinal, a weekly independent newspaper at his alma mater.
Loopholes allow wealthier families and attorneys to avoid estate recovery, and in some counties the program disproportionately affects people of color.
Many vulnerable Minnesotans have no idea that their county can place a hefty lien on their home to recover expenses for long-term care.
Kyeland Jackson reports the first in a three-part series on a little-known Medicaid policy.
Strain from the program may fall unevenly on people of color, who make up more than half of Medicaid recipients.