[caption id="attachment_128443" align="aligncenter" width="638"] (Associated Press) 


If you thought Healthcare.gov was a technological disaster, wait until you see the state-run exchanges.

According to a draft Government Accountability Office report obtained by Reason, only eight of the 14 state-based marketplaces are considered "fully operational" and "operating without service interruptions” in their enrollment functions as of February 2015. The other six are categorized as partially operational.

The report said that this means that they have not yet completed work on functions like verifying eligibility for subsidies, paying insurers, and reporting data to the Internal Revenue Service.

Despite these failings, the federal government has decided that the best way to solve the problem is just to keep throwing money at it. Even though they don't know where those dollars are going.

That same report found that several states “lacked comprehensive and detailed information to show how their marketplace grant funding had been used for IT projects supporting their marketplaces” between September 2010 and March 2015. Neither the states examined in the GAO report nor the federal government actually tracked how the $2.78 billion in Medicaid matching funds were used.

The report stated that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “is not in a position to account for all federal funds that went toward the establishment and support of marketplace [health insurance exchange] IT systems.”