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Senate confirms new HHS secretary

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 16, 2014

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The Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new secretary of HHS June 5, according to The New York Times.

Burwell previously served as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. She won the vote for secretary of HHS 78-17, the newspaper reported. Burwell will oversee Medicare and Medicaid programs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation as secretary of HHS in April. President Barack Obama nominated Burwell for the position shortly thereafter, The New York Times reported.
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