After months of criticism following the rollout of healthcare.gov, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down.
President Barack Obama announced her resignation Friday.
Despite the initial backlash, the president had nothing but praise for Sebelius, even when it came to the website.
"Yes, we lost the first quarter of open enrollment period with the problems with healthcare.gov, and they were problems. But, under Kathleen's leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done, and the final score speaks for itself," Obama said. "There are 7.5 million people across the country that have the security of health insurance, most of them for the very first time, and that's because of the woman standing next to me here today. And we are proud of her for that."
To fill the post, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Burwell's nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.