HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

Kathleen Sebelius, who has served for five years as Secretary of Health and Human Services, has resigned.
The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the [Affordable Care Act], convince a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the [significant] problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president's legacy.
Honestly, I have always been pretty meh about Sebelius. I don't think she did a terrible job, and I don't think she did an awesome job, and I don't really care a heck of a lot that she's resigned, and I don't think that anyone who is inclined to vote against Democrats because of Obamacare is going to reconsider because Sebelius is gone.

Reportedly, President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace Sebelius. I really despise the idea of an economic policy wonk running HHS.

I suppose installing the former president of the Walmart Foundation to oversee administration of the massive insurance company handout that passes as "healthcare reform" in our garbage for-profit healthcare system makes perfect sense, when you think you'll win midterms by appealing to conservatives who will never vote for you and ignoring progressives who have nowhere else to go.

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