The Center has released two reports as part of a panel discussion on the cost of granting health care benefits to illegal immigrants, a policy advocated by all ten Democratic candidates who participated in the June 27 debate. The first report details the participation rate and cost of Medicaid usage by immigrants under existing policy, which offers noncitizens less access to the program compared to citizens. The second report estimates the cost of providing illegal immigrants full access to public health benefits.
Steven Camarota Ph.D.is the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. As the lead researcher on a contract with the Census Bureau, Camarota examined the quality of immigrant data in the American Community Survey. He will present his new report, "How Much Would It Cost to Provide Health Insurance to Illegal Immigrants?"
Jason Richwine Ph.D. is an independent public policy analyst based in Washington, D.C., and a contributing writer at National Review. He will present his new report, "The Cost of Immigrant Medicaid Coverage Under Current Policy."
Christopher Pope, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Previously he served as director of policy research at a nonprofit medical research organization, a health-policy fellow at the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and a research manager at the American Enterprise Institute.
MARK KRIKORIAN (Moderator) Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
When: Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Where: National Press Club