Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Immigrants Have Contributed Billions More to Medicare Than They Have Taken

An important benefit of immigrants in our country is how much they contribute to Medicare.    - - Donna Poisl

by: Emily Cadik

In addition to the moral arguments for immigration reform, the practical arguments keep adding up. The potential economic boost, the increased tax revenue and the contributions to the housing market (to name a few) all make a compelling case on economic grounds to naturalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S.

A new study on Medicare adds another layer to the argument by showing immigrants already contribute more to the program than they benefit from it - a trend that will become more pronounced as more immigrants are poised to contribute to the economy.
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