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Vt. auditor to review Health Connect

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont's auditor plans to review the state's troubled online health insurance marketplace.  

Vermont Health Connect has been criticized for being slow and hard to fix user mistakes.  Now Auditor Doug Hoffer says he will examine security protocols of the computer systems used to sign people up for coverage.
   
Vermont Health Connect estimates that so far the website has cost about $66 million-- mostly funded through federal grants. They are authorized to spend up to $173 million. A separate review identified a host of technical problems, including an aggressive timetable by the federal officials, a decision to switch contractors, and mistakes made by the selected contractor.

Hoffer hopes to work with the federal government on his review.

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