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Audit Finds Problems With Vermont Health Connect

An audit report released by the Vermont state auditor finds that serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange.

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An audit report released by the Vermont state auditor finds that serious problems remain with the troubled Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange.

The report released by Auditor Doug Hoffer on Wednesday calls for the state to do a cost-benefit analysis to explore alternatives to the exchange.

Hoffer says while the state has taken steps to correct problems, gaps in the exchange's functionality "have been patched by manual and time-consuming processes that have caused hardship for Vermonters."

He says the state has thrown substantial personnel and financial resources at the problems, but the effectiveness of those actions won't be realized unless new versions of the exchange are successfully released in May and the fall of this year. 

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