(USA TODAY) FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nearly 94,000 Floridians must prove their citizenship and immigration status by the first week of September or lose the health insurance they bought through the Affordable Care Act.
The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace began sending out notices this week in English and Spanish to policyholders with what it called inconsistencies in their citizenship records. These people, who have been previously unreachable via mail, e-mail or phone, have until Sept. 5 to submit the needed paperwork. If they don't they will lose coverage Sept. 30.
Florida has the largest number of the nation's 310,000 questionable policies obtained on the federal insurance exchange — 93,800 as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Texas has 52,700 such cases, and Georgia has 20,900.
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