Immigrants covered by private health insurance contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was spent on their care.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News|October 02, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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President Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned U.S. immigration policy, arguing that many immigrants pose a threat to the nation and drain U.S. resources. But a study released Monday about health insurance challenges the president’s portrayal.
The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was spent on their care. Those in the country without legal status contributed nearly $8 billion toward the surplus.
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