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?
Thousands more are forced to spend hours, days and sometimes months, getting their medical bills paid.
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