The New York Times: Head of Medicare and Medicaid Is Stepping Down

January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Marilyn B. Tavenner, the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who helped preside over the rollout of sweeping changes in the nation’s health care system, said Friday that she was resigning.

“February will be my last month serving as the administrator for C.M.S.,” Ms. Tavenner said in an email to agency employees.

Ms. Tavenner, who was at the center of the disastrous debut of the federal insurance marketplace in October 2013, had given no public indications that she would be stepping down. She joined the administration in February 2010, a few weeks before President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act.

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