Immigrants use health services at a lower rate than people born in the U.S.

Erika Beras Aug 8, 2018
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Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures.  John Moore/Getty Images

Immigrants use health services at a lower rate than people born in the U.S.

Erika Beras Aug 8, 2018
Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures.  John Moore/Getty Images
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Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures, according to a report in the International Journal of Health Services. Researchers at Harvard and Tufts universities combed through 18 years of studies on the subject, and found several reasons for the gap. 

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