Cost Of Healthcare For Illegals? $660 Billion Per Decade

This is what Democrats want to give illegal aliens, and guess who pays for it?

Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens Could Cost American Taxpayers up to $660B a Decade

Providing free health care for all illegal aliens living in the United States could cost American taxpayers an additional $660 billion every decade in expenses.

This week, half of the 24 Democrats running for their party’s presidential nomination confirmed that their healthcare plans would provide free health care to all illegal aliens at the expense of American taxpayers — including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarotta told Breitbart News that only rough estimates are available for what health care for illegal aliens will cost American taxpayers, and though a comprehensive study has yet to be conducted on this specific issue, taxpayers can expect to pay a “significant” amount.

“If we offered Medicaid for illegal immigrants, it is possible the costs could be over tens of billions of dollars,” Camarotta said. “However, it would depend on eligibility criteria as well as how many illegal immigrants actually sign up for program once it was offered. So while the actual costs are uncertain, the size would be significant for taxpayers.”

A reasonable estimate of health care for each illegal alien, Camarotta said, is about $3,000 — about half the average $6,600 that it currently costs annually for each Medicaid recipient. This assumes that a number of illegal aliens already have health insurance through employers and are afforded free health care today when they arrive to emergency rooms.

Based on this estimate, should the full 22 million illegal aliens be living in the U.S. that Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have estimated there to be, providing health care for the total illegal population could cost American taxpayers about $66 billion a year.

So, $660 billion per decade. Why are Democrats always putting illegal aliens above citizens? And the majority of citizens are against giving illegal aliens any free healthcare.

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19 Responses to “Cost Of Healthcare For Illegals? $660 Billion Per Decade”

  1. Kye says:

    66 billion a year my ass. They NEVER estimate right and we all know it. It shouldn’t cost taxpayers two fukin cents, they aren’t our problem. The world is not our problem. This is all the Democrat Communist Party’s borderless/globalist bull shite. We need to hold the DemComs accountable for this idiocy.

    Trump 2020 Make the DemComs pay for their own programs.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We currently all pay about $3.5 TRILLION a year on health, about $10K per person. That’s at least $35 TRILLION over the decade (unless we enact universal healthcare like every other advanced nation, which cuts costs).

    The IRS claims that undocumented workers pay $9 BILLION a year in payroll taxes yet can’t collect SS. They pay some $12 BILLION a year in state and local taxes.

    Medicaid costs taxpayers about $600 BILLION a year. Would you like to eliminate Medicaid?

    • formwiz says:

      enact universal healthcare like every other advanced nation, which cuts costs

      Love to see you justify that, because the truth is you get DMV-level service, minimum care and the prices (sales, income gas taxes) are astronomical.

      So you lie again.

      The IRS claims that undocumented workers pay $9 BILLION a year in payroll taxes yet can’t collect SS. They pay some $12 BILLION a year in state and local taxes.

      They do? These guys have social security cards and stuff?

      Let’s see some documentation on that because most employers pay these people slave wages under the table, according to ICE.

      And Social Security is broke. So why do we want a bunch of illegals sponging off us?

      Seems like we ought to toss out the illegals, save the money and maybe pay for stuff privately, which really is cheaper.

      Medicaid costs taxpayers about $600 BILLION a year. Would you like to eliminate Medicaid?

      Which means what, exactly? Medical Assistance is for people who can’t get on Medicare or whose expenses are prohibitive – they usually take all government payments you get and seize your assets.

      You really want to end Medical Assistance, bring back the draft, and put everybody to work.

  3. Jl says:

    “Would you like to eliminate Medicaid?” Why do that? No, eliminate those that are here illegally. From this article, the illegals are a net drain on society of 116 billion, and that’s after factoring in the 19 billion they pay in taxes.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The cited opinion piece didn’t source their “information” although it looked like they copied their “facts” from the far-right anti-immigration group, FAIR. FAIR included 4.2 million US CITIZENS in their guess.

    “Two days after the 2017 FAIR report was published Nowrasteh (Libertarian Cato Institute) authored a critique that estimated the cost of illegal immigration was between $3.3 billion and $15.6 billion annually. The Cato report focuses on correcting what they say are false assumptions and mistakes in the FAIR study, such as rate of health care use.”

    • formwiz says:

      The cited opinion piece didn’t source their “information”

      Hell, neither do you or you use some far-Left group.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    So NOW TEACH accepts computer models! The $660 billion price tag was calculated by Breitbart News making assumptions about how much health care costs and a doubling the number of undocumented Americans based on an Ivy League computer model! Breitbart News did the math. Breitbart News.

    Even the far-right, anti-immigration FAIR estimates 12.5 million undocumented immigrants, not the 22 million that Breitbart News uses.

    So let’s say for grins that undocumented health care costs us $33 billion a year which is not even 1% of our total health care costs.

    • formwiz says:

      That’s not a model. It’s an estimate based on the estimated number of illegals times the cost per capita of those who belong here.

      You don’t even know what terminology you’re using.

      And Breit is free to use what ever lie they want.

      Same as you.

      Although that 22 mil estimate is used a lot.

      So let’s say for grins that undocumented health care costs us $33 billion a year which is not even 1% of our total health care costs.

      Since you’re so worried about the debt, why should we spend more on people who should be back in Guadalajara?

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The US spends about double per capita on healthcare than other advanced nations. And the US is not in the top ten in health care quality.

    • formwiz says:

      Lessee now, Peterson has on its board Bill Gates, the robber baron’s robber baron, who thinks we little folk should let him do our thinking for us (remember the paperclip?), Olympia Snowe, legendary Whig who voted to enable the passage of CommieCare (When history calls, history calls), and Zeke Emanuel, brother of Tippytoes and fan of the Useful Lives concept (unlike Heinrich Himmler, Zeke thinks you don’t have to be a Jew or a gypsy to be worth an ounce of Zyklon-B).

      And I’m sure Kaiser (as in Permanente) would love to be the front man for the kind of system like the one where a UK court ordered forced abortion for mentally disabled Catholic, Nigerian woman.

      Yeah, I’d take their word in a heartbeat. /sarc

      My wife, nurse of 50 years’ experience, treated people from all over the world in her time, many who came to the Good Ol’ US of A just to get our terrible health care (we’re talking oil sheiks, among others) and their universal reaction to the idea we’d pass what they had back home was, “Are you out of your freaking minds? Why do you think we came here?”.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Data is not the plural of anecdote.

        According to Patients Without Borders, over 1 million Americans will travel outside the US seeking health care, largely to save money.

        • formwiz says:

          According to Patients Without Borders, they’ll say anything they need to so you’ll be stupid enough to go to Cuba.

          Its motto, The Most Trusted Site in Medical Tourism. I’m sure, after sex tourism, the same nitwits turn to medical tourism for their care of that strange rash.

          And data is the plural of datum, but someone who’s been in healthcare all her life likely knows more than a paid Commie shill.

  7. John says:

    Could cost ??
    Would cost ???who is paying for their health care now ?

    • formwiz says:

      Seek the nearest mirror.

      • david7134 says:

        Actually, it is likely the closet hospital and doctor who are picking up the tab. The government will generally force the hospitals and doctors to treat for free, at least that was my experience.

  8. The Neon Madman says:

    Please explain to me the justification that explains why someone in this country is entitled to free health care while I (A taxpaying citizen) have to pay for my own health care?

    • Kye says:

      Because it will get votes for leftist Democrats, silly. That’s the reason behind every injustice perpetrated on the taxpaying American citizen. To buy votes for Democrats.

  9. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We already provide low-cost or no-cost health insurance to 10s of millions poor and older Americans.

    Health insurance in the US will never be free, as it will be paid by taxes, co-pays, premiums, deductibles etc.

    • formwiz says:

      Actually, we don’t.

      Almost all Medicare recipients need extra plans (Medigap, they’re called) to give them good insurance.

      Medical Assistance is Euro insurance, the absolute minimum at a high price.

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