Mila Kofman, Maine's insurance superintendent, said she would resign at the end of May, saying her approach to affordable health coverage differs from the state's governor.
Maine insurance chief resigning post
“Although we have many similar goals, including ensuring that all of Maine's businesses and people have access to more affordable health coverage options, we have different approaches of how to get there,” she said in a resignation letter (PDF) released by the state Bureau of Insurance. Kofman became Maine's top insurance regulator in March 2008 and was unanimously reconfirmed for five years last April, according to the bureau's website.
“I recognize that health reform is one of your top priorities,” she wrote in her letter to Republican Gov. Paul LePage. “I also recognize your need to have a regulator who shares your philosophy.”
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