President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that will prevent most legal immigrants from coming into the U.S. unless they have their own health insurance not subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.
The order would not apply to those seeking asylum or nonimmigrant visas, according to the Daily Wire. Others could be prevented from coming into the country if they don’t have insurance.
“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” the proclamation says.
“Notably, data show that lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance. Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.”
The order is estimated to save billions of dollars.
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