300K face insurance cancellation unless they can prove citizenship or residency

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - More than 300,000 people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act could lose coverage, unless they can prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

The issue is not necessarily an immigration status problem, but a data-matching issue.

The information they provided when they enrolled does not match what the federal government has on file.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the Federal Healthcare Exchange, says it has been reaching out to the affected people via email, phone calls, and letters.

They have until September 5 to provide the necessary documents, otherwise coverage will end on September 30.