WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia’s new health insurance exchange will be missing an automatic assistance eligibility determination system when it opens Tuesday.
The District of Columbia is one of 17 jurisdictions that’s running its own Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) public exchange program.
Other jurisdictions are letting the federal government handle part or all of the exchange management job in 2014.
District officials said Wednesday that their public exchange — D.C. Health Link — will not be able to automatically determine whether applicants are eligible for Medicaid or for government subsidies to help pay for insurance.
Officials said the website was producing a high error rate when it tried to make those determinations itself.