Minnesota Health Exchange's CEO Resigning

MNsure's chief executive announced his resignation Monday, paving the way for a third leadership shakeup at the beleaguered agency in less than 2 years.

MNsure's chief executive announced his resignation Monday, paving the way for a third leadership shakeup at the beleaguered agency in less than 2 years.

Scott Leitz will step down later this month after just 18 months on the job to take a position at a Washington, DC-based health policy think tank. MNsure's board of directors accepted his resignation Monday and appointed one of his deputies to lead the agency in the interim.

The leadership shakeup comes as Minnesota lawmakers debate the exchange's future, with proposals ranging from abolishing its governing board and establishing MNsure as a full-blown state agency to dismantling MNsure entirely and shifting to the federally-run exchange. Any planning for a permanent replacement will wait until Republicans and Democrats hammer out a deal to solidify MNsure's future.

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