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Health coverage in jeopardy for 6,000 Ohioans

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department says those with outstanding documents are being warned that they have until Sept. 5 to show that they're eligible. Otherwise, their coverage will end Sept. 30. Many haven't responded to repeated outreach efforts by mail, email and phone.

The letters notify enrollees with unresolved issues that they still need to upload their documents to the HealthCare.gov website, or mail them in.

Nationwide, more than 310,000 people whose citizenship or immigration details don't match what the government has on file have been notified that they must submit their information.

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