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McConnell: Next Obamacare Chief Will Have 'Worst Experience' Of Her Life

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Speaking at the Central Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters, the Republican also said Sylvia Mathews Burwell is "probably going to have the worst experience of her adult life" leading the Department of Health and Human Services, which is in charge of implementing Obamacare.

McConnell said Burwell, who currently directs the White House Office of Management and Budget, is "a pretty capable person" and that his issue was with Obamacare, not her.

McConnell's aides, who confirmed the accuracy of his reported remarks, wouldn't say if he'll support Burwell's confirmation in the Senate. Democrats can confirm her with 50 votes, thanks to the November filibuster rules change.