The Washington Post, April 14, 2014

If Sylvia Mathews Burwell is confirmed as the next secretary of Health and Human Services, it puts her in charge of a sprawling health-care overhaul that's still gaining its footing and is under constant attack from opponents. The Obama administration is celebrating the more than 7.5 million people who have signed up for coverage in Obamacare health insurance marketplaces, but there are big implementation challenges for the next HHS leader. Here are the major challenges the next HHS chief will face: 1. Obamacare politics aren't changing Resigning HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have taken the brunt of criticism from Obamacare opponents, but their objections to the law won't change with her departure.

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