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Covered California clears most of the consumers asked to prove legal status
Sacramento Business Journal

Covered California has cleared most of the individuals asked to prove they are lawful residents in order to participate in the state health benefit exchange.

About 98,000 families who signed up for health insurance in the new program this year were asked to show by Sept. 30 that they are citizens or legal residents of the state. The families represent more than 148,000 individuals. The Affordable Care Act does not extend benefits to undocumented immigrants.