The man responsible for heading the agency in charge of crafting Obamacare rules and establishing regulations for the troubled and unpopular Obamacare exchanges has resigned.
On March 31, the day Obamacare enrollment officially comes to a close, Gary Cohen, a former Democratic aide to Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), will step down as Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIO), a subsidiary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Republicans blasted Cohen for “misleading” Congress about the true status of the disastrous Obamacare launch. In October, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), a medical doctor, called for Cohen’s resignation.
“Mr. Cohen, more than anyone else, is responsible for the failed launch of the president’s health care law,” said Burgess. “Not only did Cohen fail in that task, but he misled Congress and the American people throughout the process.”