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July 28, 2005

Immigrants are not a drain on America's healthcare system

Contrary to popular opinion, immigrants are not a drain on America's healthcare system -- and in fact use much less medical care than those born here, Harvard researchers concluded in a report released Monday. According to study co-author Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons: "Latino immigrants had the lowest health expenditures - $962 per person - half those of US-born Latinos ($1,870) and less than one third those of US-born whites ($3,117). The future economic success of the United States depends on a healthy immigrant workforce. Our findings suggest an urgent need for partnerships between health organizations and community groups to improve access to care, particularly for minority immigrants. This study shows that a national health program that includes all immigrants would cost much less than is widely assumed."
For more information go to; http://www.mydd.com/story/2005/7/25/16391/7452

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 28, 2005 07:01 PM

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