Health Myth #5: “The estimated 45 million people without health insurance lacked health insurance for every day of the year.”

This is the fifth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell.

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The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) 45 million estimate reflects individuals “without health insurance at any given time during 2009.”

But that does not mean that all 45 million people spend every day of 2009 without insurance. It is a point estimate – on any particular day, there will be 45 million individuals without health insurance.

[Source: CBO, “Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals,” December 18, 2008]

Here are the topics for the entire series: