Report: 42 Percent of New Medicaid Signups Are Immigrants, Their Children

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, November 13, 2014

Immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up more than 40 percent of new Medicaid recipients at a cost of $4.6 billion, according to an analysis of government data.

The Center for Immigration Studies, a low-immigration advocacy group, released a report early Thursday that found both legal and illegal immigrants and their minor children made up 42 percent of Medicaid growth from 2011 to last year.

Part of the increased enrollment came as a result of the new healthcare law’s expansion of Medicaid to impoverished and low-income adults.

“The high rate and significant growth in Medicaid associated with immigrants is mainly the result of a legal immigration system that admits large numbers of immigrants with relatively low-levels of education, many of whom end up poor and uninsured,” the report says. “This fact, coupled with the extensive supports we provide to low-income residents, unavoidably creates very significant costs for taxpayers.”

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According to CIS officials, most of the immigrants tallied in the report entered the United States legally. The report also found that two-thirds of the Medicaid recipients were the adult immigrants and not the children of immigrants born in the United States.

The report makes the case that immigrants and their children are benefiting more from Medicaid expansion than non-immigrants. The report found that 25 percent of immigrants and their children were enrolled in Medicaid, compared to 16 percent of non-immigrants and their children.

The report also determined that Medicaid expansion helped decrease the number of uninsured immigrants and their children from 28 percent in 2011 to 23 percent in 2013.

Comparatively, 11 percent of non-immigrant adults and their children were uninsured in 2013 thanks to Medicaid, compared to 13 percent in 2011, which represents a much less significant decline.

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  • IBWHITE

    What many people don’t know is that an American born citizen who signs up for public aid can only draw on a cash case for 5 years. This is not to be confused with food stamps, which is a separate program. However, an Illegal alien can draw on a cash case for an unlimited amount of time. So in essence we, as in Whites, are subsidizing our extinction.

    • none of your business

      Medicaid is not for adults between 18 and 65 unless they are disabled. So all these new Medicaid beneficiaries are Hispanic kids and Asian elderly many of whom have fake Identification claiming they are 10 years older so as to get all the senior goodies such as free bus passes, free van service, meals on wheels etc.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        You are confusing Medicaid and Medicare. Medicare is for old people.

        Medicaid is for the poor. According the The Health and Human Services website, “Medicaid provides health coverage to 11 million non-elderly low-income
        parents, other caretaker relatives, pregnant women, and other
        non-disabled adults. States provide coverage to parents/caretaker
        relatives who are in mandatory eligibility groups and optional
        eligibility groups. More information is available on the Non-Disabled Adults page.”

        http://www.medicaid[DOT]gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Population/By-Population.html

        • none of your business

          Thanks for the info. So all you have to do is get pregnant and you get Medicaid.

          • IBWHITE

            Yes, that pretty sums it up.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            No no no no no. All you have to do is get pregnant, have no value in the labor economy, have no compunction about taking dole.

            The last two are harder than they sound for some of us!

  • JackKrak

    The US, like the UK and most of Western Europe, is in a position to pick and choose from among the very best, most talented and valuable immigrants from all over the world. Instead, we import millions – that’s the one with nine zeroes – of low-IQ, uneducated, low-achieving open mouth breathers and then sign them up for every handout there is.

    When did we vote for this?

    • bilderbuster

      When White governments have a tiny ethnic minority as the largest donors to the major parties and owners of all major media then that minority owns the lawmakers who are no longer accountable to the people who they rule over.

  • Luca

    What some work and pay for, others get for free. If that is not wealth redistribution I don’t know what is.

    The Democratic party is the road to liberalism. Liberalism is the road to socialism and socialism is the road to communism.

    • cep32101

      They started calling themselves Socialists when they saw communism was an utter failure. If communism would’ve been successful, they would all be commies.

      • OS-Q

        Its more that Communism is the utopia of Socialism. It is their Heaven. They would by the first to tell you that the USSR was just a socialist state, not a Communist one.

        If Communism doesn’t come about fast enough, its because someone doesn’t believe in their magic and is undermining the system. Hence their routine inquisitions.

  • R L Buds

    My wife was talking with a mom whos kid is in our daughter’s class. The mom was going on and on about how great O is and how he has insured so many people. My wife told her how he did it (but screwing over the lower-middle class, among other things), they don’t really talk anymore.

    That’s to say the white lower-middles, if they were black they would be solidly middle class.

  • GeorgeRA

    Yes, I know. I, a paying customer, I am standing in line with these freepers when I take my ggs to the doctor.

    • GeorgeRA

      Welfare, section 8 housing, ebt cards, obamaphones, medicaid etc are now lifetime awards to the so-called minorities and or illegal and legal aliens.

  • 48224

    Secure the boarders and make it illegal for the “immigrants” to get any form of public assistance and they will stop coming…..problem solved. Next?

  • none of your business

    So much for the NYSLIMES assertion that the White working class gets Medicaid.