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Public forum Thursday on health exchange

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The public will get a chance to learn more about Vermont Health Connect, the state health insurance exchange being set up under the federal Affordable Care Act, at a public forum in Bennington.

The meeting will be held Sept. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

Organizers say it's a chance for residents to ask questions before the Oct. 1 startup date when people are expected to begin enrolling in the new health insurance programs being offered under the federal law.

The program affects individuals and business with 50 or fewer employees.

State officials say Vermonters can go on the Vermont Health Connect website to begin comparison-shopping for offerings and rates.

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