Friday, September 19, 2014

Up to 115,000 People Could Lose Obamacare Coverage at the End of September for Failing to Prove Legal Residency

Tens of thousands of people are likely to lose their health insurance at the end of this month because they missed a deadline to confirm they are legally residing in the U.S., the Obama administration said Monday.
In all, 115,000 people whose citizenship or immigration status wasn't verified by hadn't contacted the federal government by a Sept. 5 deadline to send additional documents, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said.
The government is now set to inform insurers to terminate at the end of the month the coverage those people bought through A provision in the Affordable Care Act bars people living in the U.S. without authorization from obtaining coverage through the site.
Federal officials also said they would send notices to about 279,000 people whose income can't be verified, giving them until Sept. 30 to submit further documentation. Those people won't lose their coverage if they don't respond, but the tax credits that offset the cost of their premiums could be suspended.
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