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November 06, 2005

The cost of care; Myths abound over immigrant health

Although immigrants are less likely to have health insurance than natives, they also incur far less in medical expenses.

San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, CA), October 30, 2005
By Mason Stockstill and Staff writer Brenda Gazzar; "That's the finding of a recent study headed by a USC researcher. Analyzing national data, Dr. Sarita Mohanty and other researchers found that on a per-capita basis, foreign-born people account for half as much medical care as nonimmigrants. Even among those without insurance, immigrants run up lower bills than native-born patients.

Those results line up with what the Hospital Association of Southern California has determined: Illegal immigrants are responsible for less than a quarter of expenses related to unreimbursed hospital care".

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 6, 2005 08:55 AM


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