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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse
San Francisco Chronicle

HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.

Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

It’s a baffling omission, say consumers and counselors assisting with this year’s sign-up drive.

“It doesn’t list the green card as an option to upload,” said Elizabeth Colvin of Foundation Communities, an Austin, Texas, group that serves low-income people, including many immigrants. There’s a way to upload copies of other types of documentation, Colvin said, but not green cards.

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