Sylvia Mathews Burwell. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

May 14 (Bloomberg) – Sylvia Mathews Burwell, poised to become President Barack Obama’s new U.S. health secretary, met little opposition and much praise at the final hearing before the Senate votes on her confirmation.

Burwell, the head of the Office of Management and Budget, faces votes by the Senate Finance Committee and the full Senate. She is set to replace the current secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius, whose resignation was announced April 10 after the first Obamacare enrollment period had concluded.

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