Update on the Burwell nomination to replace Sebelius @ HHS…

Republicans are now seeking to squeeze President Obama for changes in the Affordable Healthcare Law as expected….

Included is getting rid of the mandate….

The Democrats have the votes….

Lets see how this plays…

Five House Republicans from Louisiana are demanding that their senators place a hold on President Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until the administration withdraws the individual mandate.

The call for Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and David Vitter (R-La.) to act comes as Landrieu faces a tough reelection battle that has ObamaCare at the center of the debate. It is unlikely to bring any changes to the law, because Senate Democrats have the votes to confirm a new HHS head.

In a letter Tuesday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four colleagues strongly criticized the Affordable Care Act as a drag on the economy and disruptive to the health insurance system.

The lawmakers urged Landrieu and Vitter to use the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as leverage to try to extract changes to the law, implying that the individual mandate to buy health insurance should be abolished.




kathleen Sebelius has quietly slipped out of the media, eh?

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