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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary

News outlets report on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation.

Financial Times: Kathleen Sebelius to resign as U.S. health secretary
“Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary, is preparing to resign having overseen the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law…” (Jopson/Chon, 4/11).

The Hill: Sebelius to resign as HHS chief
“Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign from President Obama’s Cabinet on Friday, ceding her role as the top official in charge of Obamacare. Obama intends to replace Sebelius, who has come under fire for the botched rollout of the federal Obamacare exchange, with Sylvia Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget. The announcement will be made at the White House on Friday morning…” (Viebeck et al., 4/10).

New York Times: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site
“Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning, he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said…” (Shear, 4/10).

Reuters: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
“U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said on Thursday…” (Rampton, 4/11).

Roll Call: Sebelius Resigning; Burwell to Take Place
“Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning and President Barack Obama will replace her with OMB Director Sylvia Matthews Burwell…” (Dennis, 4/10).

Washington Post: Kathleen Sebelius to step down as HHS secretary; OMB director will take her place
“Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending a tumultuous tenure as the public face of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama will nominate his budget director on Friday as her successor, according to White House officials…” (Eilperin/Goldstein, 4/10).

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