Skip to comments.Embattled MNsure chief abruptly resigns
Posted on 12/17/2013 6:46:48 PM PST by TurboZamboni
The chief of Minnesota's health insurance exchange has resigned abruptly after facing criticism over the rollout and a questionably timed vacation. April Todd-Malmlov submitted her resignation Tuesday evening during a closed session of MNsure's governing board. She had been under increasing pressure over insurance sign-up problems and failed to get a vote of confidence from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last week.
She was a key figure in Minnesota's adaptation to the federal health overhaul since 2011. But after the Oct. 1 enrollment launch, MNsure's Website encountered technical issues and a backup call center didn't fare much better.
Questions over Todd-Malmlov's leadership ramped up after disclosure of an extended trip to Costa Rica in late November, as critical insurance enrollment deadlines neared and issues were unresolved.
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on to the next gubbamint job.
Obamacare is like some diseased maggot, protruding from the side of a caterpillar, but it gets stuck and will die of malnutrition soon.
Maybe Al Franken will give her a nice DC staff job.
Hyphenated last last name means (D)!!!!
This is, what? The 3rd or 4th state person to resign? Yet everyone at the Federal level is still employed? We DO need to devolve more power to the states, it seems that even in the lefty wonderlands, like MD there is SOME accountability.
In DC? Nothing. It’s a free ride all the way. If you’re a Dem, I must add for precision’s sake.
What the article didn’t mention is that Todd-Malmlov took her vacation with James Golden, who happens to head the state’s Medicaid office.
Since people who don’t qualify for MNSure wind up on Medicaid, the conflict of interest was dazzling.
Administration Propaganda didn’t see fit to print that.
Marylands healthcare chief resigned too.
Both women, and a woman (sebelius)at the top of the feds plan.
“This is, what? The 3rd or 4th state person to resign?
Four! Hawaii, Oregon, Maryland, Minnesota
Geez. This story gets even worse. She went on her almost two week vacation with James Golden who heads up Medicaid for Minnesota. They live together according to the Minneapolis ‘Red” Star Tribune. Talk about incestuous!
And the guy taking over for Malmlov is her live-in’s buddy. Heads should roll over this.
Missed your comment earlier. It is ‘dazzling’ in a Mark Dayton dear-in-the-headlights kind of way.
Torches and pitchforks kind of way too!
It’s on the Red Star, unbelievably.
At least till the end of his term. Now sure Mn will send him back.
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The principle holds that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Eventually they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent (their “level of incompetence”), and there they remain, being unable to earn further promotions. Peter’s Corollary states that “in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out their duties” and adds that “work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.” “Managing upward” is the concept of a subordinate finding ways to subtly “manage” superiors in order to limit the damage that they end up doing.