Trump Signs Order Preventing Taxpayers Being Forced To Fund Immigrant Health Care
New rule protects American taxpayer from subsidding forigeners
President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation that will prevent U.S. taxpayers from being forced to subsidize legal immigrant health care costs, who will need to have their own insurance.
According to the new rule, most foreigners will be required to apply for visas and will have to have their own employer-based health insurance or a private health insurance plan that is not subsidized, before they arrive in the country.
The proclamation reads:
Healthcare providers and taxpayers bear substantial costs in paying for medical expenses incurred by people who lack health insurance or the ability to pay for their healthcare.
Hospitals and other providers often administer care to the uninsured without any hope of receiving reimbursement from them.
The costs associated with this care are passed on to the American people in the form of higher taxes, higher premiums, and higher fees for medical services."
The proclamation says:
“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs."
“Notably, data show that lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance. Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently, American taxpayers, with higher costs.”
The new rule is expected to save billions of dollars.
“In total, uncompensated care costs — the overall measure of unreimbursed services that hospitals give their patients — have exceeded $35 billion in each of the last ten years."
"These costs amount to approximately $7 million on average for each hospital in the United States and can drive hospitals into insolvency."
"Beyond uncompensated care costs, the uninsured strain Federal and State government budgets through their reliance on publicly funded programs, which ultimately are financed by taxpayers,” the proclamation says.
According to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, over 22 million non-citizens now live in the United States.
Estimates extrapolated from the collected data reveal 22.1 million are “not a U.S. citizen."
The statistics revealed that a record of 13.7% of the nation’s 2018 population, almost 44.7 million people, were born in another country, Census bureau researchers stated.
The number is si the highest for foreign-born citizens since 1910.
Between the years 1960 and 1970, just one in 20 U.S. residents was foreign-born.
“Today’s foreign-born resident rate has surged to about one in seven in California, Texas, Florida, and New York — the nation’s largest states — where the foreign-born population is 15 percent higher than it is elsewhere in America,” The Daily Mail reported.
States and cities in the US, like Los Angeles County, were paying nearly $1.3 billion in welfare money to families of illegal aliens during 2015 and 2016
According to Fox News: The number amounts to one-quarter of the total spent on the county’s population.
More than 58,000 families received $602 million in benefits in 2015.
The following year, some 64,000 families received $675 million.
Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who studies poverty and illegal immigration, told Fox it was the “the tip of the iceberg.”
“They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said, including the costs of education, police, and fire, medical, and subsidized housing — which can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family.