Linley Sanders

A journalist with experience in breaking news, political reporting, and data visualization.


When will CHIP funding run out? Millions of children could lose health care coverage over Congress delays

Marion Burgess' has lived her 10 months of life in limbo. She was born last year on Valentine's Day in Portland, Oregon, with a 6-by-7-millimeter hole in her heart. It will either heal itself, or she will need open heart surgery—only time will tell. Her family's hope for funding medical care hinges on a decision Congress is running out of time to make: How to fund the program that has given Marion and more than 9 million low-income children the health care needed to survive childhood.