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Kathleen Sebelius

Access Health CT Chief Leaving For Job With U.S. Health-Insurance Marketplace

HARTFORD — Less than three months before open enrollment, the Obama administration is plucking the head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to be CEO of the much-maligned website Kevin J. Counihan, 59, will be in a politically charged environment running the web portal for health insurance used by millions of Americans in 36 states that haven't designed their own online marketplaces. In Connecticut, Counihan led an organization credited with creative marketing and outreach, dispatching workers to hand out branded bottles of suntan lotion at beaches and health-exchange brochures to 20-somethings at rock concerts. It opened storefronts in cities...