Washington, DC – A new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the District of Columbia leads the nation in enrolling eligible residents through its health insurance marketplace. Kaiser’s analysis shows that the District has enrolled the highest percentage of people nationwide—74-percent—who are eligible for health insurance coverage through a health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
“This is great news and further evidence that the Affordable Care Act is working in the District of Columbia,” said Mila Kofman, J.D., Executive Director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. “These results reflect the commitment and strong efforts of our team, sister agencies, health insurance brokers, the faith-based community, and our other community partners and made possible because of the support of policy makers. DC Health Link and its partners work hard every day to find people who are uninsured and to cover every eligible person who lives or works in the District. This new study shows that those efforts are paying off.”
Since October 1, 2013 when DC Health Link opened for business, approximately 211,760 people have come through DC Health Link: 33,911 people have selected a private qualified health plan; 150,640 people have been found eligible for Medicaid; 27,209 have been covered through SHOP, which includes people covered through small businesses in the District and Members and staff from the U.S. Congress.