Provides health insurance for illegal immigrants could cost up to 23 billion dollars a year, study finds

close tovideo Democrats vow to give up the free health care for illegal immigrants

Fox & Trends with Carley Shimkus.

In the span of just a few months, the idea of medical care for illegal immigrants has from one side, the left-wing, feel like a plank of many of the 2020 Democrats ” election campaigns-but it is a proposal that a study predicts, would cost the American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars per year.

A standout moment of the 27. June primaries debate was that of all the candidates on the stage, raise your Hand, it means support of the state health plans, including the “undocumented” immigrants.


The Republicans and the White house have seized, in this moment, with President Trump declare it “at the end of the race.”

But the campaign is definitely not over, and a number of top riders now cover the policy, more attention to how much it could cost to millions of illegal immigrants health insurance. On Thursday, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a political group that advocates for lower levels of immigration overall, has published a study that could cost US up to 23 billion dollars in the year.

While the candidates have not necessarily gone into detail about their plans, CIS quoted in an Atlantic survey, which found that Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; and the former Housing Secretary, Julian Castro would be the advantages of all “” for those in the country illegally.

The CIS study estimated that 4.9 million illegal immigrants have an income below 400 percent of the poverty level and no insurance, — that is, they have incomes low enough to receive coverage through Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act, also known to many, especially to critics as ObamaCare.

The study estimates that if be entitled to all income, not illegal immigrants, secures received subsidies under the ACA, then the cost would be to insure $22.6 billion, but with “probable enrollment” by 46 percent of the total $would cost maybe € 10.4 billion in the year. He predicts that the average cost of a subsidised premium would be $4,637.

If a mixed approach of the ACA subsidies and Medicaid-were registration used, would the cost dip to 19.6 billion dollars, with 100 percent enrollment, and $10.7 billion, provided that “probably the time of enrollment.”


These figures could change significantly if a more overarching health care overhaul will be passed by a future democratic White house and Congress.

“The numbers aside, the fact that presidential candidates are in favour of billions of dollars for people in the country illegally is significant in their own right,” concludes the report. “It suggests that the large number of less educated workers will inevitably lead to significant political pressure to give them access to social programs.”

The expansion of health care for illegal immigrants, however, could be pushed only part of the cost to taxpayers of more generous social policy of the Democrats.


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-Calif., who was one of the first champion of the left’s favorite policies now find their way in the 2020 democratic platforms, recently introduced a new package of policies known as the “just society.”

Under the bills, The hug will have to Act “to,” which would allow illegal immigrants to claim the same social benefits as U.S. citizens and those who are in the country legally.


“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … a Person who is an alien (without regard to the residence status of the foreigner) can not read will be denied Federal public benefit exclusively on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the bill.

The draft law defines the Federal government, the benefits for the public: “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an Agency of the United States or appropriated funds of the United States; and … any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, post-secondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit,or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance to a Person, household, or family eligibility unit, the authority of the United States or appropriated funds of the United States.”

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