Immigrants use less healthcare than people born in U.S.


(Reuters Health) – Immigrants use fewer healthcare services and account for less spending by public and private insurance programs than people born in the U.S., according to a study that suggests the foreign-born may be subsidizing care for other patients.

FILE PHOTO: The women’s medical room is seen at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), in Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants’ healthcare utilization was only one-half to two-thirds as high as that of people born in the U.S., the study found….



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