Understanding free movement and migration in the European Union
Lower health care costs
REMINDER analysis in the UK showed that an increase in the share of migrants in an area actually reduced hospital waiting times. In addition, having more migrants in the labour market was also correlated with a fall in workplace injuries for the native population. Interestingly, the injury rate as a whole also appeared to reduce as a result of an increase in migrant workers, suggesting overall benefits and reduced healthcare costs for societies with higher levels of immigration.