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Rep. Cummings Defends Sebelius: ‘Accomplished All the Things She Set Out to Do’

Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer Sunday morning that outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned Thursday after the tumultuous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, had accomplished her policy goals.

“I am glad that Secretary Sebelius was able to accomplish all the things she set out to do,” Cummings said. “Keep in mind, she was with the president from the very beginning of doing what no president has been able to do in over fifty years—that, is bring health care to people who do not have it. She set a goal of 7 million people signing up for private health care, she got 7.5 million. 3 million others [through] extended Medicaid.”

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Cummings added: “She accomplished a lot with regards to healthcare disparities, women health. And she has brought us closer to an HIV/AIDS free generation than anyone. She has accomplished a lot. And now she hands the baton off to a wonderful public servant, Sylvia Burwell, of OMB.”

Watch the clip below, via CBS News:

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