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HHS Secretary Sebelius Resigning

WASHINGTON (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a rocky rollout of President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Tomorrow morning, President Obama is expected to nominate Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius.

Administration officials say Sebelius made the decision to resign, and was not forced out.

Sebelius on Thursday testified before the Senate Finance Committee, saying four hundred thousand more people signed up for the president's health care law since the original March 31 deadline. That puts sign-ups for the law at 7.5 million, a number Sebelius says she expects to keep growing.

The number already exceeds expectations, a surprise success after a disastrous ACA roll-out. The roll-out is still considered a failure by many, and has provided fuel for Republicans' case to repeal ACA.
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