Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

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April 11, 2014 AT 6:51 AM
President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law. The move comes more than a week after the close of sign-ups for insurance coverage on the law. After a rocky start that Sebelius was blamed for, the administration rebounded strongly to exceed expectations by enrolling 7.1 million people by the March 31 deadline. Burwell's nomination requires Senate confirmation.