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Over 300,000 Could Lose Health Insurance Without Proof of Citizenship — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
August 14, 2014

Over 300,000 Could Lose Health Insurance Without Proof of Citizenship

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Some 310,000 people who signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov must provide proof that they are legal residents or U.S. citizens by September 5 or they will lose their coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. For those who fail to comply, policies will end beginning September 30.

The government's application system could not verify citizenship for nearly one million people who enrolled by mid-April. Two thirds of those cases have been resolved, but the remainder — nearly half of whom are in Florida or Texas — were sent letters on Tuesday "with warnings that they must send in documents now or lose their insurance," according to the WSJ.

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator called the move a "last chance" and urged people to get the word out about the deadline.

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