Of immigrants and Obamacare

Thousands unlawfully residing in California may lose health insurance

Nearly 100,000 people who purchased health insurance through Covered California have failed to verify their lawful U.S. residency and stand to lose their coverage.

Spokesman James Scullary said about 92,000 people who purchased coverage through the state’s health exchange marketplace under the Affordable Care Act didn’t respond to a request to clarify their immigration status, while a further 6,000 provided incomplete information, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said the exchange will use a “multichannel approach to notify individuals who risk losing coverage.” The exchange recently began mailing affected individuals, while immigration documentation can be uploaded via CoveredCA.com.