After holding strong to her position as the Health and Human Services Secretary for five years, Kathleen Sebelius, a member of the democratic party, decided to resigned.
Sebelius became a household name in the fall for her role supervising the troubled rollout of the Healthcare.gov website and the general failure of President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
The White House announced that Obama will nominate Syliva Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget to succeed Sebelius.
Sebelius was not forced out and chose to resign on her own according to the reports. The reports said, her decision to leave coincides with a major push by the Obama administration to move past the early failures of the healthcare law, especially in light of the upcoming midterm elections wherein the law will feature prominently.