Morning Read: Newsweek Skewers Vermont Health Connect (Updated)
February 7, 2014 at 11:06AM
Updated below with comment from Department of Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson, who says the Newsweek story is inaccurate and "inflammatory."How bungled was the rollout of Vermont Health Connect, the state's trouble-plagued health insurance exchange?In a word, argues veteran reporter and New York Times alum Lynnley Browning, very. But Browning takes a full 3,400 words to make that point in a brutal new story published on Newsweek's website Thursday evening. In it, Browning writes that Vermont state officials "glossed over ominous warning signs and Keystone Cops-like planning" as they worked with contractor CGI Federal to build the federally mandated exchange.