Republican lawmakers are giving the
Shumlin administration a Dec. 1 deadline to fix the balky health care exchange.
Computer glitches are keeping
customers of Vermont Health Connect from signing up for the insurance coverage
slated to take effect in January. So far, only about 1 percent of expected
customers have enrolled.
Republican leaders in the Legislature
issued a statement Wednesday saying it's unacceptable to ask people to move
forward with a system without being able to guarantee the coverage as promised.
If the system is not fully functional by Dec. 1, the GOP
lawmakers want to put off implementation of the exchange.