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Nominee defends health law in Senate

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 5:41 a.m.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the nominee to lead the Health and Human Services Department, received largely cordial treatment Wednesday from the Senate Finance Committee.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the nominee to lead the Health and Human Services Department, received largely cordial treatment Wednesday from the Senate Finance Committee.

President Barack Obama's pick to be the nation's health secretary faced some pointed questions Wednesday over the health-care law, but she also won praise.

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