California To Cancel Health Coverage For 10,474 Because Of Citizenship Questions
The state's insurance exchange will cancel coverage for these people because they failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency. Under the health law, people living in the United States illegally are not eligible for Obamacare plans.
Los Angeles Times: California Will Cancel Obamacare Coverage For 10,000 Over Citizenship
California's health insurance exchange is canceling Obamacare coverage for 10,474 people who failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, enrolled more than 1.2 million people during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act this year. For most consumers, the exchange said, it could verify citizenship or immigration status instantly with a federal data hub (Terhune, 10/14).
The New York Times: California: 10,500 Could Lose Health Care
State officials plan to cancel coverage for about 10,500 people participating in the state health insurance exchange because they could not prove that they were citizens or legal residents of the United States. Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, sent notices to nearly 150,000 people last month asking them to submit documentation to prove their legal status. Those living in the United States illegally are not eligible for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Medina, 10/14).