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Burwell Confirmed as HHS Secretary—Last week, the Senate approved of the Obama Administration’s nominee for Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Sylvia Mathews Burwell, by a vote of 78-17. This vote caps off what has been a relatively easy road to Burwell’s confirmation. Burwell, currently the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, has garnered bipartisan support for her nomination; 24 Republicans voted in favor of Burwell’s confirmation. Burwell replaces Kathleen Sebelius, who headed HHS during the turbulent roll out of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) federal health care exchange. To read a New York Times article about Burwell’s confirmation, click here.
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