Friday, May 31, 2013

For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds

The NY Times reports on a study from Harvard Medical School which finds that immigrants pay more into Medicare than they receive.
 The study, led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, measured immigrants’ contributions to the part of Medicare that pays for hospital care, a trust fund that accounts for nearly half of the federal program’s revenue. It found that immigrants generated surpluses totaling $115 billion from 2002 to 2009. In comparison, the American-born population incurred a deficit of $28 billion over the same period."

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