Key Healthcare.gov Official Announces Retirement
CMS Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder, who was integral in the implementation of the federal health insurance exchange website, retired last week. Snyder was in charge of Medicare's day-to-day activities and the allocation of resources, such as budget and personnel. In addition, technology experts tasked with building the federal exchange website reported to her, and she was "actively involved" in efforts to resolve the site's glitches. Snyder is the second administration official to depart since the site's launch. Snyder's deputy, Tim Love, will take over as acting COO.
- "Another Top Official In Charge of Troubled HealthCare.gov Rollout Retires" (Hicks, "Federal Eye," Washington Post, 12/30).
- "Official Who Oversaw Building of Obamacare Website Retires" (Cornwell, Reuters, 12/30).
- "Second Official to Leave After Health Site Trouble" (Pear, New York Times, 12/30).