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Brown's management failure looms large [Letter]

Anthony BrownExecutive BranchMartin O'MalleyAffordable Care Act (Obamacare)Kathleen Sebelius

Maryland's Health Connection Executive Director Rebecca Pearce has done a mea culpa and rightfully resigned ("Health exchange director resigns," Dec. 6). Since Gov. Martin O'Malley put Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Maryland's exchange, what should Mr. Brown do now? The same as Ms. Pearce?

The Sun's Meredith Cohn and Andrea K. Walker write that Mr. Brown did not exchange any emails with those in charge of implementing the state's online health insurance marketplace, or if he did, the state refused to release them ("No emails from Brown on health exchange," Dec. 7). Apparently, Mr. Brown used the same hands-off management style that the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius used when rolling out the federal Obamacare. The same results from both managers — disaster.

If Mr. Brown cannot effectively manage the people below him to make sure the highly anticipated public health program was implemented without major problems, how does he think his lack of management skills helps Maryland as a candidate for governor?

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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