Insurance Commissioner Loses Job

One day after questioning the White House’s move to allow noncompliant health plans to continue after the botched health-care rollout, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired. White was brought in on Friday by a deputy of Mayor Vincent Gray and told the mayor “wants to go in a different direction.” Just the day before, White had argued against the president’s move, saying, “The action today undercuts the purpose of the exchanges, including the District’s D.C. Health Link, by creating exceptions that make it more difficult for them to operate.” While the mayor’s office refused to comment, a source told The Washington Post that White had failed to go through the proper channels before making a statement critical of the president.