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Immigration documents to verify health coverage

Immigration Reform
Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-12 12:13:12-04

MIAMI (AP) — Nearly 100,000 Floridians who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act could have their coverage cancelled by the end of September if they don't send in documents confirming their citizenship and immigration status.

Consumers can expect emails, phone calls and letters this week from federal health officials urging them to clear up the inconsistencies with their healthcare.gov applications.

Federal health officials said Tuesday that those documents must be submitted by September 5 or the health coverage will end September 30.

Nearly 1 million consumers have inconsistencies with their applications. The feds have closed 450,000 cases and another 210,000 are in progress. But 310,000 consumers haven't submitted any documents, including 93,800 in Florida.

Florida has the highest number, followed by Texas with 52,700.

The inconsistencies addressed Tuesday only apply to immigration issues. Problems with income verification will be handled later.

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