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Impact of illegal immigrants on health care

In need of three reasonable solutions on the impact of illegal immigrants on health care in the U.S. Include the pros and cons of each possible solution. Supplemented with two related articles.

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1. In need of three reasonable solutions on the impact of illegal immigrants on health care in the U.S. Include the pros and cons of each possible solution.

Illegal immigrants impact the healthcare system in U.S. in several ways and reasonable solutions will need to address the specific problems that illegal immigrants cause the health care system, such as having an enormous impact on the size and growth of the uninsured population in the United States resulting in an increase in health care costs. http://immigration.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=immigration&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cis.org%2Farticles%2F2000%2Fcoverage%2Fexecsummary.html

Reasonable solutions need to address the problem. Therefore, let's look closer at the problem first, and then draw some reasonable conclusions about potential solutions.

Research suggests that there is a clear link between illegal immigrants and rising health care costs. In addition, there are a number of very practical reasons to be concerned about the level of health insurance coverage in America and the role that illegal immigration and immigration policy may be playing in this growing problem One solution is to reform and change immigration and immigrant policy. What specific changes will address the problem related to uninsured and rising health care costs?

a. Impact health through a growing number of uninsured linked to rising costs

Opponents of mass immigration are convinced that immigrants play an ominous role in America's rising health care costs. Advocates say that rising health care costs, influenced by other factors, are harming new immigrants to the United States, as well as U.S. legal residents and citizens. http://immigration.about.com/cs/economicslabor/i/ImmHealthCCosts.htm

There is some evidence on both sides; however, research suggests that illegal immigrants do increases the health care costs.

For example, FAIR (see http://immigration.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=immigration&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fairus.org) claims that immigration policy is a key factor influencing the increase of the number of uninsured people in the U.S., and the fiscal crises burdening public health care systems. Their recent study claims that:

- One out of every four uninsured people in the United States is an immigrant.
- Almost half of immigrants have either no insurance or have it provided to them at taxpayers' expense.
-In some hospitals, as much as two-thirds of total operating costs are for uncompensated care for illegal aliens.
- Border hospitals reported losses of almost $190 million in un-reimbursed costs for treating illegal aliens in 2000, with another $113 ...

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This solution discusses at least three reasonable solutions on the impact of illegal immigrants on health care in the United states (U.S.). It includes the pros and cons of each possible solution.

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