Immigrant Family The lower spending on immigrants comes despite the fact that America’s foreign-born population is older, on average, than its native-born residents. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study finds that immigrants use fewer health care services than U.S. residents who were born here.

The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University, was based on an analysis of studies done on immigrant use of health care since 2000. The research suggested that spending on health care for immigrants was about half to two-thirds as much as on the average native-born citizen.

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