Harvard Study Reports Immigrants Pay Much More Into Medicare’s ‘Hospital Fund’ Than They Pay Out

According to this Harvard Medical Research Study, immigrants made contributions of 14.7% towards this hospital Trust Fund account in the years 2002 through 2009 and used  only 7.9% of the monies. Alternatively, U.S. born citizens ran up a deficit of $30.9 billion.  They did not add to the available monies in that Trust Fund.

Think about it. While our U.S. population is aging and using Medicare in all forms, immigrants who move here are younger and not using the health care system as much as the rest of us.  If they stay here for 40 years they may wind up using more Medicare benefits. But that’s not the point.

What is the  point? A constant influx of new immigrants will pay into the system and help  deflect the usage by the rest of us. It’s not rocket science which is why it makes it possible to almost believe this study on face value.  Most immigrants are not 50+ years old and looking for new adventures.  They are a younger demographic looking to start a new life and career in a foreign land.

 

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2 thoughts on “Harvard Study Reports Immigrants Pay Much More Into Medicare’s ‘Hospital Fund’ Than They Pay Out

  1. WOW! I did not know this!

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