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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Resign

Pete Souza / The White Hous(WASHINGTON) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce Friday she is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed.

The president will nominate Budget Director Sylvia Burwell to replace her.

Earlier Thursday Sebelius was on Capitol Hill to announce that 400,000 additional people have chosen insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges as of this week, raising the total number of enrollees to approximately 7.5 million.

“As of this week, 400,000 additional Americans have signed up and we expect that number to continue to grow,” Sebelius said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday.

Last week, the administration announced 7.1 million people had enrolled as of April 1.

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