REPORT: Illegal Immigrants Receiving Medicaid Costing TaxPayers $18.5 Billion

The American taxpayers are used to taking it on the chin from their own federal government. This new report solidifies that argument.

According to statistics, an estimated $18.5 Billion a year is spent on illegal immigrants receiving Medicaid benefits.

A Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 72% of likely United States voters say that the issue of illegal immigration is important to their vote. 42% say that it’s very imporant.

According to a report published by Forbes, health care for 3.9 million illegal immigrants costs American taxpayers $18.5 billion annually. Of that total, $11.2 billion in federal taxes went to subsidizing care for illegal immigrants in 2016.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that the percentage of new immigrants on Medicaid grew from six percent in 2007 to 17 percent in 2017 – an increase of 11 percentage points. The percentage of Americans on Medicaid also slightly increased during the same time period, by nine percent.

“The average immigrant household consumes 33 percent more cash welfare, 57 percent more food assistance, and 44 percent more Medicaid dollars than the average native household,” Jason Richwine, independent public policy analyst for the CIS, said. “Housing costs are about the same for both groups.”

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