The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 6 thousand Ohioans who signed up for coverage under the federal health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
The department says those with outstanding documents have until September 5th to show they are eligible. Otherwise, their coverage will end September 30th. Many haven't responded to repeated outreach efforts by mail, email and phone. The letters notify enrollees with unresolved issues that they still need to provide their documents. Nationally, more than 310 thousand people whose citizenship or immigration details don't match what the government has on file have been notified that they must submit their information.