1,200 Mainers must act to avoid losing coverage

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — About 1,200 Mainers who've failed to submit necessary documents verifying their eligibility for the Affordable Care Act exchange must act soon to avoid losing their health care coverage.

Consumers have until Sept. 5 to submit outstanding citizenship or immigration documents or they will lose their coverage on the health care exchange on Sept. 30.

People living in the country illegally aren't allowed to get coverage. On Tuesday, the federal government sent letters to those who still haven't submitted their paperwork to warn them of the upcoming deadline.

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.

Consumers can upload their documents to the HealthCare.gov website, or mail them in.

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