Governor Peter Shumlin is encouraging people who are eligible to sign up for health insurance through the Vermont Health Connect system.
All 14 Vermont hospitals and two in New Hampshire are helping the state promote Vermont Health Connect, the marketplace that is to provide coverage as part of the incoming health reform efforts.
The state says that 3,138 people have chosen a new health insurance plan through the Vermont Health Connect website.
Enrollment numbers are growing for the new Vermont Health Connect health insurance exchange, but on its second day of operation, the system continued to struggle with a too-slow website.
The official overseeing the launch of Vermont's online health insurance marketplace says the system is on track for its scheduled opening.
Officials involved in setting up Vermont's new health care exchange say they're confident it will be ready to enroll individuals and small businesses by its scheduled Oct. 1 startup date.