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Audit Indicates Serious Problems Remain With Vermont Health Connect


A state audit report finds that serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange and questions whether the state can fix them.

The report released by Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer Thursday calls for the state to do a cost-benefit analysis to explore alternatives.

Hoffer says the state has thrown substantial personnel and financial resources at the functionality problems, but questions whether it will be successful in implementing its correction plan.

Vermont Health Reform Chief Lawrence Miller says he didn't find any surprises in the audit. He's optimistic the state will complete an automated change-of-circumstance function by the end of May.

The administration last month announced contingency plans under which Vermont could move to the federal exchange if key problems with Vermont Health Connect aren't fixed this year.

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