Vermont Health Connect

Vermont’s online connection to its health care exchange has been temporarily disconnected. The governor pulled the plug Monday night to fix persistent problems.

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Vermont’s lieutenant governor and the minority leaders of the House and Senate, all Republicans, met at the Statehouse Tuesday to discuss the Shumlin Administration’s move to fire the company that designed and has provided technical support for the state’s health care exchange.

State health officials say Vermont is ending its contract with CGI, the company that designed Vermont's trouble-plagued Vermont Health Connect website.

Vermont plans to hire a contractor to help address a backlog on Vermont Health Connect, the state's online health insurance marketplace.

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The two health insurance companies offering coverage through the Vermont state health exchange want to raise their rates for people and small businesses.

A new survey finds that many small businesses in Vermont are not signing up for the health care exchange.

Vermont officials say they won't know for several months how many people who looked at buying health insurance through Vermont Health Connect determined it was too expensive and decided to go without.

Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller is going to be getting a new job overseeing all of Vermont's health care overhaul efforts.

Residents purchasing insurance through Vermont Health Connect can now pay their bills online.

Vermont Republicans want the deadline for small businesses to sign up for the state health insurance exchange delayed. They have also asked the Vermont federal prosecutor's office to investigate possible fraud by the software company in charge of the designing the exchange.