(The Hill) A key player in the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov is leaving his post for the private sector, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) confirmed.
Tony Trenkle serves as the chief information officer for CMS, the agency in charge of ObamaCare's new insurance marketplaces. He will depart on Nov. 15 after eight years with the agency.
CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille confirmed Trenkle's forthcoming move on Wednesday but did not respond when asked if he was fired over the disastrous online enrollment portal.
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"Tony made a decision that he is going to move to the private sector," Bataille told reporters on a call. "Given the importance of the [information technology] portfolio here, we've moved quickly to replace him."