Kathleen Sebelius, who has become the punching bag for Obamacare critics is resigning according a white house official. She became secretary of Health and Human Services in April, 2009.
As a former Kansas governor and the head of the state insurance commission, Sebelius was very
instrumental in the writing and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
For her responsibility as the head of government healthcare systems, she had to defend all the good and the ugly about Obamacare sometimes at the displeasure of her party bigwigs.
Her exist was inevitable after the disastrous rolling of Obamacare website. The calls from opponents of the law, especially Republicans were enormous. Her sometimes double talk made things worse and gave more reason to republicans to believe that Obamacare is a scam.
After series of fixes and postponement of registration deadlines, it became clear that there was a bigger problem with the law than the software glitches the site is experiencing.
Last week, the White house celebrated what they called a milestone for an estimated 7million people who have signed up to participate in Obamacare. One would think, that would encourage Sebelius to stay on to see the complete success of a piece of legislation she has spent the last five years fighting for.
Her exit leaves more questions than answers. Does she want to escape the blame for congressmen who may lose their seats as a result of Obamacare? Has she come to terms with the realities of the law? Is she tired from the barrage of Republican tirade on her week after week? Maybe she is just Washington weary and want to go home for a better life.