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New York Post: How immigration can save Medicare

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Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.
It’s something most seniors take for granted — a benefit we believe we’re entitled to because, after all, we paid Medicare taxes all our working lives.

But as it happens, those taxes aren’t nearly enough to pay for the benefits we receive from the system — at least for most of us.

Despite the fact that I still work and pay hefty Medicare taxes, I am likely to become one of those people who becomes a drain on the system if I live long enough (my mother died at 90, my grandmother at 95).

Medicare is fast becoming unsustainable, especially as baby boomers like me enter the system.

We may be living longer and healthier lives, but it’s costing taxpayers more than we can afford unless something changes.

Debate in Washington has centered on fixes that are likely to be painful: lower benefits and restrict procedures; raise the age of eligibility; or substantially increase taxes to pay for the system.

But a new idea emerged this week from a study that shows that one demographic group in our population actually takes less out than they contribute: immigrants.

Allow more people to immigrate here, and we keep Medicare solvent longer.

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Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area

By Richard Simon

Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis.

And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a tea party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for being open to “amnesty” for at least some immigrants in the country illegally.

But Yesenia, 16, and her brother, Herson, 12, are here.

Junior, 14, is in Virginia too. So is Claudia, 13.

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Naturalization Assessment Event!

Want to know if you are eligible to become a U.S Citizen?

The San Diego Naturalization Collaborative will be screening for citizenship and giving appointments to receive free legal assistance, on August 9, from 9:00am-12:00pm or August 15, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at MAAC Charter School,
1385 Third Avenue. Chula Vista, CA 91911.

Bring your Permanent Residency Card

Police/ Immigration Documents (if any)

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Call 619-800-1397 if you have any questions or email itzel@alliancesd.org

See you there!

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