Obamacare Exchange Director in Hawaii Resigns

Posted: Nov 26, 2013 8:43 AM

The Obamcare exchange director in President Obama's home state of Hawaii has resigned after much frustration with the failed healthcare rollout. More from CBS:

The director of Hawaii’s health insurance marketplace under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul has resigned after delays in getting the exchange running and low signups in the first month.

Executive Director Coral Andrews said Friday that she was not asked to resign and decided to leave the Hawaii Health Connector on her own.

Andrews told reporters on a conference call that directing the exchange has been one of the most challenging yet fulfilling roles in her career.

“The Hawaii Health Connector has been my baby. It has required constant nurturing and attention,” Andrews said. “Although in many ways it is still growing and changing, the connector has reached a point where I now need to let go and let someone else take charge.”

As a reminder, we've only had a total of 100,000+ people sign up for Obamacare through state based and federal exchanges according to information released by the Department of Health and Human Services two weeks ago. As of mid-November, information about how many people had enrolled, meaning purchased a plan, in Hawaii's state based Obamacare exchange was "unavailable."

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