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$67 Million Will Be Saved Over Five Years After Illegal Immigrants Disenrolled From Medicare

The New York Times reports that “The Obama administration is planning new steps to prevent people in the country illegally from obtaining Medicare after finding that tens of thousands were improperly receiving benefits.” The new regulations will “require citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as a condition of getting Medicare.” The adminstration estimates that this proposal “to have illegal immigrants ‘involuntarily disenrolled’ would save at least $67 million over five years, mainly by requiring private Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans to deny or revoke coverage for people who are in the country illegally.”

Read it in The New York Times.