Thousands of Virginia Residents May Lose Insurance

Monday, August 25th, 2014

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

Virginia is fourth behind Florida, Texas and Georgia in the number of enrollees who have not supplied required documentation regarding their citizenship or immigration status to support their application for insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s health marketplace exchange.

The Department of Health and Human Services has set Sept. 5 as the deadline to receive the relevant materials regarding “data matching” issues before dropping 13,900 Virginia residents from their new insurance coverage at the end of September.

“They’ve already shown they’re eligible,” said Jill Hanken of the Virginia Poverty Law Center that runs the “navigator” program in Virginia. Navigators around the state help determine eligibility and facilitate enrollment.

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Published: August 13, 2014

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