Immigrants pay billions more in private insurance premiums than insurers pay out for their care, according to a new study by researchers from
On a per-enrollee basis, the study found that immigrants provided an average premium-over-payout surplus of
Researchers used data from the
The authors note that since undocumented immigrants or those residing legally in the
"Almost every day I see immigrant patients who avoid seeking the care they need to stay healthy," said lead author Dr.
"Immigrants contribute tens of billions to our health economy, and account for 21% of all doctors in the