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Shumlin: Health Connect website better than federal alternative

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Governor Peter Shumlin is trying to distance Vermont's new health exchange website from the federal Obamacare website.

President Obama spoke out about his frustration with the federal roll out of Obamacare and the federal website --  HealthCare.gov. It has been plagued by glitches and critics call it a train wreck.

Vermont's website is facing its own problems -- customers cannot actually pay for the new coverage yet.  The governor says that Vermont's website is better than most exchanges in the country but that the state may not meet its November 1st deadline for having that glitch fixed.

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom continues to rail against Vermont Health Connect -- highlighting missed deadlines and big price tags.  The organization reacted to the governor's comments with a statement saying, "Vermonters for Health Care Freedom again call for the Governor to invoke the waiver provision in Act 171 calling for a delay and allowing Vermonters to keep and extend the health insurance they currently have until VHC's website works."


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