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    CEO for Obamacare?

    BOSTON - OCTOBER 30: Cathey Park, of Cambridge, displayed a cast on her broken wrist with "I (heart) Obamacare" written on it.  When U.S. President Barack Obama finished his speech, he shook hands with the crowd and signed her cast, next to the heart. President Obama spoke at Faneuil Hall to bolster support for his national health care law in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Boston Globe, via Getty

    Some of the leading advocates on healthcare reform are calling for a CEO or someone with similar experience in the private sector to run the insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report in Reuters on Sunday. Amongst the advocates for a CEO? Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emaneul and a bioethicist, and the Center of American Progress, the Washington thinktank founded by Obama’s newly appointed senior adviser John Podesta. But fans of the private sector shouldn’t rejoice yet: a senior administration official refuted the report, saying “this isn’t happening. It’s not being considered.” Meanwhile, a last-minute surge in enrollment pushed Obamacare sign-ups to 1.1 million, federal officials said Saturday.