Almost everyone agrees that Vermont Health Connect has had its problems. But today, after two and a half years of dysfunction, VHC is in desperate need of emergency care. In fact, it’s on life support. We must stop the bleeding, open an airway and stabilize the patient.
Stop the bleeding! The state of Vermont has bled over $200 million – the highest amount per capita in America – on a health care exchange that simply doesn’t work. We continue to throw more money at this ill-conceived, poorly managed disaster. The best estimates say we’ll spend $50 million every year just to keep it limping along.
It’s causing real harm:
Thousands of Vermonters suffer the frustration of dealing with a “system” that after two and a half years still can’t adjust to adding a child or changing a job. How many Vermonters have been denied care or given up trying because of a chronically broken VHC?
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