Though many people (not posters, people, politicians, etc.), seem to think immigrants are a big drain on the system, take money from native-born Americans (despite that undocumented people end up paying into taxes but not getting most benefits), a new study proves that's not the case.

immigrants actually use far less healthcare resources than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the health care of U.S. citizens.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University assessed all peer-reviewed studies since 2000 related to healthcare costs by immigrants in the United States. The authors found that across all age groups, immigrantsí overall healthcare costs were one-half to two-thirds those of people born in the U.S.

Health expenditures were particularly low for undocumented immigrants. The report also found that immigrants make up 12% of the population, but only account for 8.6% of total U.S. healthcare spending...