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HHS Nominee Faces GOP Questions On Health Law

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May 08, 2014 AT 6:57 AM
President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary faced pointed questioning Thursday from Republican senators over the president's health law but also won GOP praise in her first appearance before a Senate committee. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who will take over implementation of "Obamacare" if she is confirmed as Health and Human Services secretary, told senators that the law has improved the economy, held down the growth of health costs, reduced premiums and expanded coverage.