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Study finds immigrants' use of healthcare system lower than expected

By Mary Engel
Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2007

"The current policy discourse that undocumented immigrants are a burden on the public because they overuse public resources is not borne out with data, for either primary care or emergency department care," said Alexander N. Ortega, an associate professor at UCLA's School of Public Health and the study's lead author. "In fact, they seem to be underutilizing the system, given their health needs." [...]

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Illegal immigrants not US health care burden--study

Reuters, Nov 26, 2007

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