No it wasn’t her fault, but some­one has to take the blame, so HHS Sec­re­tary Kath­leen Sebe­lius chose the day after the close of the indi­vid­ual open enroll­ment peri­od to make way for a replace­ment. What’s iron­ic is that she is leav­ing on a high note, since it appears, at least for now, that the final roll­out of the Afford­able Care Act is at least a mod­er­ate suc­cess, with pos­si­ble enroll­ment exceed­ing 7.5 mil­lion (yet all the major net­works, in announc­ing the res­ig­na­tion, all char­ac­ter­ized the begin­ning of the roll­out to be “rocky”) Her suc­ces­sor will be a long estab­lished Wash­ing­ton play­er, cur­rent OMB Direc­tor Sylvia Math­ews Bur­well. David Yepsen of the Paul Simon Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Insti­tute, said, how­ev­er “If the Oba­ma peo­ple thought this was going to calm the waters, I think they mis­read it. I think it’s just going to embold­en Repub­li­cans” The lat­est Kaiser Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion poll says that 46% still have an unfa­vor­able view of the law and 38% have a favor­able view. Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Mitch McConnell said “Sec­re­tary Sebe­lius may be gone, but the prob­lems with this law and the impact it’s hav­ing on our con­stituents aren’t. Oba­macare has to go, too”