The Nation's Health AugustNote: This article appeared in the August 2015 edition of The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.


As secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell has the health of the nation in her hands.

From work championing insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act to ensuring that U.S. children have opportunities for health, Burwell has overseen a range of public health issues since she became secretary in June 2014. Burwell spoke with The Nation’s Health about how her experiences prepared her to become a leader in U.S. health.

More than 16 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the ACA. Where are the greatest successes?

When it comes to access, affordability and quality, the Affordable Care Act is working.

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