The public exchange system has lost its third boss.

Rebecca Pearce, the executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, resigned Friday.

Critics said that, even though the Maryland's exchange received warm state support, the Maryland Health Connection enrollment system has performed poorly.  Maryland had enrolled 3,758 in private coverage through its exchange as of Nov. 30. Officials have said they want to enroll about 150,000 people in private insurance through the exchange by March 31.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.