Sylvia Mathews Burwell

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"It's not about how I feel — that's not really what this is about. What this is about is affordability, access, and quality of health care for millions of American people and families across the country."

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the former HHS secretary and current American University president, sits down with POLITICO's Dan Diamond to discuss her career, how she views the Trump administration's efforts to tear down the Affordable Care Act and how she's adjusting to new challenges in higher ed.

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Have questions, suggestions or feedback? Email ddiamond@politico.com.

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

A photo from the 1993 documentary, "The War Room."

The Atlantic's 2014 story on Burwell taking "the worst job" in Washington.

The Washington Post's 2018 story on Burwell guest-coaching the American University women's basketball team.

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