09.16.14

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On Vermont Health Connect

“Vermont has been, and continues to be, a leader in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  I am glad that Governor Shumlin is taking this critical step to fix Vermont Health Connect to ensure that it works as intended to help thousands of Vermonters gain access to quality health insurance.  He is absolutely right that technology offers us benefits but also additional challenges when it comes to health care, and making these systems in Vermont and everywhere work as they should, and making them work well, must always be a high priority.  I am hopeful that by taking the website offline temporarily, these problems can be addressed quickly, and the site can resume operations.  As a Vermonter, I am always proud that our state ranks first or second in the nation in health and well-being, and I want it to stay that way.” 

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