Health And Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Resign
(WREG-TV) A White House official said Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CNN reports.
An official announcement of her resignation is expected to be made Friday.
The news comes after difficulties with Healthcare.gov and implementing the new federal health care marketplace, which Sebelius oversaw.
She was in Memphis in November, and took the blame for the problems.
“There is nobody more frustrated than I am and I’m really sorry that people who have waited so long are frustrated.”
She also admitted mistakes could have been avoided.
“Clearly we did not do enough testing. We were eager to not delay any longer the incredible journey people have waited their lives for in hindsight that balance may have been a little bit different.”
The New York Times reports President Barack Obama will nominate the Office of Management and Budget director, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, to succeed Sebelius.
The open enrollment deadline for Obamacare was March 31st, although the Obama administration announced late last month that those who had issues signing up online could sign up for a deadline extension.
More than 7 million people have signed up so far.