Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This is Where Your $11 Went

Healthcare for illegal immigrants between the ages of 18 and 64 cost American taxpayers $1.1 billion in 2000 — or about $11 per household — according to a study released Tuesday by the Rand Corp

Don't get me wrong. A billion is a lot of money, but most folks will lose $11 in the sofa during the course of a year.

Apparently the Rand Corporation miscounted . . .

The Federation for American Immigration Reform questioned the study's conclusions, saying it estimates the total cost of healthcare for illegal immigrants in California alone at $1.4 billion

Oh yeah, I forgot about those folks. The Federation. Aren't those the Star Trek folks?

Has anyone counted up how much it costs to cover legal residents who can afford but choose to go without cover?
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