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Health Connector Head Will Step Down

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The head of the Massachusetts Health Connector is stepping down.

Jean Yang, the Connector's executive director, will depart the agency next Friday, it announced.

Yang took over the post in January 2013. She oversaw the problematic launch in October 2013 of the Connector's new website, in conjunction with the federal Affordable Care Act.

“We faced difficult challenges but more people have insurance today and more people can get help paying for that insurance than before the ACA, and that is what matters," Yang said in a statement Tuesday.

Maydad Cohen, who oversaw the site's relaunch in November 2014 as special assistant to Gov. Deval Patrick, will temporarily fill in at the Connector until the Baker administration names a permanent replacement.

"Jean was an instrumental part of the team that re-launched a working website on Nov. 15," Cohen said in the same statement.

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