Vermont Health Connect

A key part of the trouble-plagued Vermont Health Connect website is due to be up and running by the end of May.

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Republican leaders in the Vermont legislature are asking for a federal investigation of the state's spending on its health care exchange and reforms, with a particular focus on a contract with embattled health economist Jonathan Gruber.

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Vermont is applying a fresh round of scrutiny to its contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who got into hot water for talking about what he called "the stupidity of the American voter."

Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access, who oversaw the troubled rollout of the state's online health insurance marketplace, is resigning.

State officials say that the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange is working much better than it did last year.

Vermont's online health insurance marketplace could run nearly $20 million over budget.

Officials are asking users of Vermont's health care exchange system not to make online changes to their policies during the upcoming open enrollment period.

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The Vermont School Boards Association has released a report saying taxpayers could save as much as $39 million statewide if teachers migrated from their current health plans to the "gold" plan offered by Vermont Health Connect.

Vermont's top health care reform official says the state's health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not keep pace with a schedule agreed to with federal officials.

The candidates for Vermont governor are reacting to the shutdown of the state's troubled health insurance website for repairs.