By Dave Boyer
Beleaguered Health and Human Sevices Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, a White House official confirmed.
Mrs. Sebelius, who bore much of the criticism for the flawed Obamacare website’s rollout in October, will be replaced by Sylvia Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Mrs. Sebelius‘ departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond the botched launch of Obamacare and implement the program, whose enrollment period ended March 31. The administration said it has enrolled more than 7.5 million people under the Affordable Care Act, exceeding its target of 7 million.
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Officials said President Obama accepted the resignation of Mrs. Sebelius, 65, earlier this week. The president had resisted calls to fire her during the series of problems with the program last fall, saying he first wanted to fix the errors on the website.
But her stewardship of the agency caused anxiety for the administration and for Democratic lawmakers fearing that their reelection bids this year could hinge on the unpopularity of Obamacare.
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