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Shumlin optimistic about Vermont Health Connect deadline

Vt Digger - - 10:40 am Thu May 28th, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin remains "cautiously optimistic" the state and its contractors will complete the needed functionality for Vermont Health Connect, the state's troubled health care exchange, by the May 31 (Sunday) deadline.

Shumlin said he receives daily, sometimes multiple, updates on VHC and the progress of its primary contractor, Optum, in automating the process for changing personal or plan information online.

"As you know, with any major technology project you can hit a glitch at any time, but we're cautiously optimistic" that the state will meet a self-imposed May 31 deadline for completing the function, the governor said at a Wednesday news conference in Waterbury Center.

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