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Immigrants face loss of health coverage

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

More than 300,000 immigrants who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage if they don't send in documents by Friday, clarifying discrepancies in their records.

Despite attempts by the Obama administration to publicise the issue, immigration advocates say many consumers aren't responding, not because they're ignoring the request, but because of language barriers and computer glitches. Florida, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Illinois have the highest number of consumers affected. Coverage would end September 30 for those who don't respond.

- AP