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More than half of top posts in
key Obamacare agency are vacant
or held by ´acting´ caretakers

Washington Examiner, by Richard Pollock

Original Article

Posted By:grace52, 3/27/2014 2:04:58 PM

Eighteen of the 32 top management jobs in the federal agency that is "ground zero" for running Obamacare are either vacant or filled on an acting basis. The agency is the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. Its problems start at the top. Gary Cohen´s last day as CCIIO´s deputy administrator after less than two years on the job will be March 31, the latest departure from the agency. Including Cohen´s position, more than half of the most important jobs in CCIIO are either vacant or held by caretaking “acting directors.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/27/2014 4:52:20 PM     (No. 9787150)

It would be better if they were all vacant.

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