The 800 Pound Gorilla In The Healthcare Discussion

Here’s a clue: it’s initials are “I.I.”

About 30 percent of all immigrants and their children lack health insurance, Mr. Camarota reports, compared with 13 percent of native-born Americans. One of every three uninsured people in the country is an immigrant or a young American-born child with at least one immigrant parent, he found. Immigrant families account for almost three-quarters of the increase in the uninsured in the past 15 years, he concludes.
…“Immigrants have had an enormous impact on the lack of health insurance,” Mr. Camarota said. “If we are going to have a debate about health insurance, we should recognize that most of the growth in the uninsured comes from recently arrived immigrants and their American-born kids.”

For many many reasons we simply must secure and regain control of our borders.

5 Responses to “The 800 Pound Gorilla In The Healthcare Discussion”

  1. John says:

    They are a huge burden on the Emergency Rooms of this country, which must treat all comers, regardless of ability to pay.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I like the idea of deducting the costs of health care for foreigners from their country’s foreign aid.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Or we could deduct those healthcare costs from Congressional paychecks and bennies. There might even be enough to cover the costs.

  4. mojo says:

    …About 30 percent of all immigrants and their children lack health insurance…”
    Legal immigrants, or border-jumpers? There is a difference, though you couldn’t tell by the way this is written.

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