Health
12:30 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Kansans Could Lose Health Insurance Over Questions About Citizenship

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says about 1,800 Kansans who chose health insurance through HealthCare.gov could lose their coverage over questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

The department says the 1,800 Kansans had inconsistencies in their citizenship or immigration information when they signed up on the federal health insurance marketplace.

They must send in proof of their legal status by Sept. 5 or they will lose their coverage by the end of September.

Illegal immigrants are not eligible for tax subsidies offered on the marketplace to help pay for insurance.

More than 57,000 Kansans signed up for insurance during the marketplace's first open enrollment period, which ended in April.