LIVE: Obama addresses Sebelius resignation

Health and Human Services 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.


Sebelius's long-expected departure comes just two weeks after the end of ObamaCare's first enrollment period, which culminated in the administration exceeding its original target of enrolling 7 million people in the exchanges.

This week Sebelius said 7.5 million people had now signed up for an insurance plan, and she'll be able to leave her post arguing that the healthcare law is in a good place.

But the victory for the White House came after a troubled launch for that created a firestorm for Obama and sapped his party's political momentum from the government shutdown last fall.

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