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Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 11, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

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President Barack Obama and his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right, listen as outgoing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Friday, April 11, 2014, where the president made the announcement.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.

"Under Kathleen's leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done," Obama said in a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning. "And the final score speaks for itself."

About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new law, exceeding expectations after website woes stymied sign-ups for weeks when enrollment opened last fall.

Obama nominated his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius, calling her "a proven manager" who knows how to get results. Burwell was confirmed by the Senate 96-0 for her current post last year.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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carpenterretired says... April 11, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

The A.C.A. is the most remarkable healing of the sick and ministering to the poor since L.B.J>

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AmericasDoomed says... April 11, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Finally. Now another inept replacement is on her way. Too bad Holder won't show some class and do the same thing.

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thinker32 says... April 11, 2014 at 8:44 p.m.

a slew of ads that criticize it (ACA), most of which came from one group — Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group founded by billionaire businessman David Koch. The Cook Political Report called Americans for Prosperity the most prolific advertiser of the 2014 cycle.

Do you really think the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson have YOUR interests in mind?

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T6 says... April 12, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

Hey Sebelius how's the view from under the bus?
Do you really think the Democrats, the Steyer Bros, Big Unions, George Soros have your best interest at heart?
1. If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep you healthcare plan, period. LIE, LIE, LIE
2. We'll lower premiums by up to $2500 for a typical family per year. LIE, LIE, LIE
3. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. LIE, LIE, LIE
Have most Americans figured out yet this administration does nothing but LIE?

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drs01 says... April 12, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.

Send her back to Kansas on her broom, as Obama re-arranges the deck furniture on this "Titanic" of a boondoggle.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 12, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

The blind may not be able to read a news paper, but can see a calamity when they hear it.

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FreeSpiritMan says... April 12, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

It is here to stay and there is nothing you num nuts can do about it except blather and have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

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FreeSpiritMan says... April 12, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

thinker32 ..... we have such strong conservatives in Arkansas aka "Land of Opportunity" that they would rather see their kids go without insurance, food, and earlier education before they would be caught supporting the ACA. Just ask the person sitting in the pew next to you on Sunday.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 12, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

"Land of Opportunity" OR "Land of Welfare Opportunity"

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 12, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

Oh Bill, it is now "The Natural State", stay with the times.

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