115,000 could lose health coverage over missing immigration status documents

Nearly 115,000 individuals could lose their health coverage on October 1 because they failed to provide documents proving they are United States citizens or legal immigrants, Any Slavitt, principal, deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services said Monday in a telephone conference call with reporters. Slavitt also noted that 363,000 people may lose their financial aid because of unverified incomes, according to the Sacramento Bee. Back in May, the Obama administration announced that 996,000 individuals lacked the appropriate immigration and citizenship documents. While a majority of those contacted sent in their papers, the administration followed up with 310,000 people in mid-August. Of those 310,000, 115,000 individuals failed to prove their citizenship-status. The deadline to submit the documentation is September 30. Article