Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

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  • TheGoyWonder ✓ᵀʰᵒᵗ ᴾᵃᵗʳᵒᶫ

    BS. They go straight to the emergency room, and then they comped bc they can't pay the outrageous bill that citizens would receive. They also CLOG UP free clinics which should go to our OWN poor people. They are undocumented, and their healthcare is under-documented as well. Versus citizens who go to their primary, then get a referral, then go to surgery or pharmacy, and pay with insurance and debit cards, all leaving a huge papertrail.

  • me

    Ramon Pedro. Who is paying for the little girl he was raping in Philadelphia after he got catch-n-release status?

  • me

    Most Americans cannot afford health insurance. If they have it, they cannot afford to use it. Article is purposely vague. I would love to see your statistics and your definition of immigrant. Are they non citizens that have applied to legally be here? Are they illegal aliens that refused to follow any law and cross illegally? Where are the statistics on hospitals that are in the red do to illegals not paying their bill and disappearing into the shadows?

  • John Murray

    Here's the bottom line - illegal aliens ARE a burden on the US healthcare system because every single minute they use of a doctor's time, every pill they take, every bandage they get is one that if they were not here illegally would not have been "spent". It's like crimes. 100% of crimes committed by illegal aliens are crimes that if they were not here would not have been committed.
    The problem is that the pro-illegal crowd keeps trying to conflate LEGAL immigrants with ILLEGAL aliens and lump them all together. They keep trying to mitigate and understate the simple fact that 100% of things illegal aliens use are things that otherwise would not have been used if they were not here.

  • Gypsy613

    Citizenship and legal residence should have benefits. Illegal entry should have penalties, punishment, and removal.
    Very simple.

  • TJ Anderson

    Ya right.

  • Dr. Gurnicus Blanstonius

    Americans hire illegals. Hence, illegals come. Hiring illegals is...illegal.

    Then Americans complain that illegals come.

    Welcome to America.

  • thenitenurse

    The problem my hospital has is the illegal immigrant that has a chronic health problem like kidney failure. We usually have one to two ongoing patients who show up every 7-10 days for emergency dialysis. On the other hand we do have lots of citizen patients who refuse to get insurance but have lots of health problems.

  • Summer Day

    Immigration of any kind was not to be a strain on the US.

  • sakibaba

    Well as far as this administration is concerned all immigrants are bad( or in words of POTUS infestation). If you read the last line it pretty much spells it out that they are gunning for all immigrants even legal ones.

  • MolMas

    I find it a bit disingenuous to pretend that 12% of the population using 8.6% of all healthcare spending is insignificant, but the fact they use 50-66% of what American citizens use is interesting. Considering these are legal immigrants I think it is perfectly fine, and I realize it is hard to quantify illegal immigrants due to the fact they are illegal, but we should still regulate illegal immigration.