500,000 at Risk of Losing New Health Insurance
About 500,000 people newly insured through the Affordable Care Act may lose their health insurance at the end of September if they cannot prove their eligibility for that insurance.
Most of the cases being reviewed involve whether the newly insured are living in the U.S. legally.
Currently, federal officials are reviewing information provided by 200,000 people but another 300,000 have not responded to requests for information about citizenship, immigration status, or income. About one-half of those affected reside in Texas and Florida.
The affected people have until September 5 to provide the requested information. Those who fail to do so, and those who do not meet the requirements, will lose their health insurance as of September 30.
Learn more about this situation in this New York Times article.