Senate confirms Hinton Native, Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Health Secretary

Local - 6/5/2014 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the nation's new health secretary and steward of the president's health care law. The 78-17 vote was a bipartisan show of support for the veteran government manager who most recently served as President Barack Obama's budget director. But Burwell will have to act quickly to head off more insurance chaos this fall.


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