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Vt. receives an additional $42M to help exchange

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is getting an additional $42 million from the federal government to help set up its new health care exchange in October.

Vermont is 1 of 17 states that have decided to implement their own health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

Vermont Health Connect will be a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in the state can compare public and private health plans and select one that fits their needs and budget.

Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson tells Vermont Public Radio part of the money will help his department thoroughly test the operations of the exchange before it goes into use. The money also will help in the event of technological problems.

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