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REALITY CHECK: IMMIGRANTS A NET POSITIVE FOR MEDICARE

03 Jun 2013

REALITY CHECK: IMMIGRANTS A NET POSITIVE FOR MEDICARE

“The logic behind the argument that immigrants are a drain on resources may seem sound—many are low-skilled and face a steep cultural learning curve—but a recent study suggests the exact opposite,” National Journal reports. “Between 2002 and 2009, immigrants—citizens or not—contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they used, according to a new study in Health Affairs, the reputable health policy journal. The U.S.-born, on the other hand, generated a $28 billion deficit. Immigrants, it turns out, may be helping to delay a budget reckoning.

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