May 7 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama's choice as the next health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will hear lots of criticism of the president's health-care overhaul tomorrow at her first confirmation hearing.

There probably won't be many complaints about Burwell herself.

Burwell faces Congress for the first time as Obama's nominee to replace current health secretary Kathleen Sebelius when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds its confirmation hearing. A hearing of the Finance Committee, which will vote on her nomination, hasn't yet been scheduled.

Burwell is familiar to Congress as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a job that placed her in the debate over the nation's fiscal trajectory and gave her authority over the government's regulatory apparatus. The Senate voted 96-0 less than a year ago to confirm her for OMB, and she has been meeting with senators to firm up support for the new position.

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