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Old 07-22-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Any discussion of legalization must include an understanding of the health care costs associated with legalization, including Medicaid. This is especially true in light of the expansion of Medicaid under health reform. Most of the costs estimated here would be over and above currently projected obligations under health reformís Medicaid provisions.

Assuming 3.1 million illegal immigrants would qualify for Medicaid after amnesty, then the total average costs of providing Medicaid to illegal immigrants would be $8.1 billion annually (3.1 million x $2,614).
The Medicaid Costs of Legalizing Illegal Aliens | Center for Immigration Studies
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Don't forget also since most illegal aliens are Mexican, and Mexicans tend to have large families, you'd have to foot the bill for their kids as well, if we already aren't.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't forget also since most illegal aliens are Mexican, and Mexicans tend to have large families, you'd have to foot the bill for their kids as well, if we already aren't.
They'll continue to use other social programs and, of course, our ER system.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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But how much of those 3.1 million is estimated to be adding to the tax rolls as, I presume, they will have to start paying federal and/or state taxes?

Never mind, I just read the entire article ...
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