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Public Health Risks Caused By Immigrants

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Public Health Risks Caused By Immigrants

A University of Nebraska Medical Center study shows immigrants have lower health care expenditures than legal residents.

UNMC’s Director of the Center for Health Policy Dr. Jim Stimpson says their study also shows that twice as many unauthorized immigrants receive care but fail to pay providers compared to natives.

Stimpson says unauthorized immigrants are much more likely to lack health insurance when compared to U-S natives and policies in place block access to health care for that population. He says that is also causing a public health risk because those who have infectious diseases do not get treatment.

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