Statement of Susan Sherry, Deputy Director of Community Catalyst, on the confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(BOSTON)— “We congratulate Sylvia Mathews Burwell on her confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The strong management and leadership skills she brings to the position will benefit efforts to maximize Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment through the private Marketplaces and Medicaid, to ensure consumers have a positive and user-friendly enrollment experience, and to continue successful implementation of the ACA.

“Ms. Burwell understands the important role consumers play in shaping the health care system. We look forward to working closely with her to continue consumer engagement and input into all aspects of ACA implementation, particularly to ensure vital programs such as in-person assistance with enrollment continue to be a priority of the Obama Administration.”


About Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit