Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned in April, after a 5-year term that was filled with controversies involving the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA.
(As you may recall, a now famous quote of hers was “If you want to know what is in the Affordable Care Act, Pass it”)
Controversies still swirled around Sebelius with marked problems in the government health insurance enrollment on the government’s HealthCare.gov online site.
Congressional members complained that she promised no extensions of the March 31 deadline to enroll, only to reverse that position and extend the enrollment period 2 weeks later.
Denis R. McDonough, White House chief of staff, buy a ventolin inhaler told The New York Times that Sebelius was not forced to resign. She informed President Obama that the position would be filled more effectively by someone who wasn’t the target of political controversy, according to McDonough.
“What was clear is that she thought that it was time to transition the leadership to somebody else,” he said. “She’s made clear in other comments publicly that she recognizes that she takes a lot of the incoming. She does hope – all of us hope – that we can get beyond the partisan sniping.”
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