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4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status.

The Obama administration says 4,800 applicants in South Carolina are among 310,000 nationwide whose citizenship or immigration details don't match what the government has on file. Final notices were mailed Tuesday.

If they don't send in their documentation by Sept. 5, their coverage will end Sept. 30.

People living in the country illegally are not allowed to get coverage. Health and Human Services Department officials say many consumers have already been contacted five to seven times.

The policy affects the 36 states that did not create their own online marketplace.

Florida tops the list of unresolved cases, with nearly 94,000. Georgia has nearly 30,000, while North Carolina has about 12,000.

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