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Health and human services director Sebelius resigns

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2770 (Published 15 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2770
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

President Barack Obama announced on Friday 11 April that he has accepted the resignation of the health and human services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, and will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.

Sebelius, 65, a former Democratic governor of Kansas and an early supporter of Obama when he first campaigned for president, led the agency during the tumultuous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care reform law, and became a frequent target …

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