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Medicaid Services: Security Numbers and Immigration Status

medicaid services: About 10 million people currently have private coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law, according to Vancouver Courier. Consumers applying for subsidized coverage have to provide extensive personal information, including Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship or legal immigration status. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavourable developments.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver election 2018 live blog Kennedy Stewart elected mayor of Vancouver Vancouver will not have a woman as mayor again Vancouver independents fail to make inroads on council, park and school board Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The system that was hacked is used by insurance agents and brokers to directly enrol customers. This concerns the agent and broker portal, which is not accessible to the general public, he said. All other sign-up systems are working.CMS spokesman Johnathan Monroe said nothing happened to the Health website used by the general public. ( As reported in the news.