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Vt. official: Federal delay to have little impact

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WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - The Shumlin administration's point person on overhauling the state's health insurance system says a delay in implementing federal requirements won't have much impact on Vermont.

The Obama administration announced this week it was delaying by a year a health coverage mandate for large employers, with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees.

Robin Lunge, Vermont's director of health care reform, says the state remains on track for its own version of the exchange called for under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The Vermont exchange, called Vermont Health Connect, is focused on enrolling small employers - those with 50 or fewer employees - and individuals. It's to be up and running by Oct. 1.

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