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The home for VPR's coverage of health and health industry issues affecting the state of Vermont.

'Significant Uncertainties' Of Vermont Health Connect

Patti Daniels
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VPR
An excerpt from page 40 of the April 2015 performance audit of Vermont Health Connect.

Vermont Health Connect, the state's health care exchange, has been expensive to build, frustrating to use, and a target of criticism ever since it went online in October 2013. 

Now, a new report from the state auditor's office provides a comprehensive assessment of the problems that have plagued the exchange, the state's attempt to fix those problems, and the shortcomings that continue to put Vermont Health Connect at risk. We talk with Auditor Doug Hoffer and with Lisa Lambert, who managed the performance audit his office just released, about the uphill climb still facing the state's health care exchange as it tries to reach full functionality.

Also on the program, the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Telescope.  We hear about what Hubble has contributed to astrophysics with John O'Meara, a Saint Michael's College professor who has been principal investigator on three Hubble programs.

And, the legacy of nineteenth-century congressional leader Thaddeus Stevens. On the occasion of getting a post office named for him in Danville, we learn about the Vermonter native's role in the Civil War debate over slavery.

Broadcast live on Tues., April 21, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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