Staying Covered: Immigrant Contributions to the United States Healthcare System

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Did you know that immigrants in the U.S. have contributed a near $200-billion surplus to Medicare? In addition, they help fill increasingly needed positions caring for America’s seniors.

As Washington grapples with how to ensure the future of struggling social programs, the Partnership is calling attention to the critical role immigrants play in supporting America’s healthcare system.

Stay tuned over the next two months as PNAE releases research on how immigrants help alleviate America’s aging crisis, its struggling entitlement programs, nursing and home healthcare shortages, the current shortage of doctors in rural areas, and more. The campaign will conclude with a look at the Conrad 30 Waiver, a program that allows qualified foreign doctors to stay in the United States to work in medically underserved areas, which is set to expire on September 30th.

Reports:

Staying Covered: How Immigrants Have Prolonged the Solvency of One of Medicare’s Key Trust Funds and Subsidized Care for U.S. Seniors

The Power of the Purse: The Contributions of Hispanics to America’s Spending Power and Tax Revenues in 2013

Briefs:

America’s Aging Crisis: How Immigration Reform Can Strengthen the U.S. Healthcare System

America’s Aging Crisis: How Immigration Reform Can Strengthen the Coverage for U.S. Seniors

America’s Aging Crisis: How Immigration Reform can Strengthen the U.S. Housing Market

America’s Aging Crisis: How Immigration Can Strengthen the U.S. Workforce


About NAE

New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. More…