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Immigrants not a big healthcare burden: study
Modern Healthcare - Jennifer Lubell

Immigrants in the U.S. are not placing a large financial burden on the healthcare system, according to an article published in the journal Health Affairs. “The suspected burden that undocumented immigrants may place on the U.S. healthcare system has been a flashpoint in healthcare and immigration reform debates,” according to the article, Trends in Health Care Spending for Immigrants in the United States, which examined healthcare spending between 1999 and 2006 for both adult naturalized citizens and immigrant noncitizens, including some undocumented immigrants.