Health Myth #9: “Insurers cover less today than they did in the past.”

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

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No, medical insurance companies are actually covering more costs. Much more.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), consumers paid for 33 % of their total, personal health care expenditures in 1975. But by 2000, consumers’ personal share had fallen to 17%, and it declined to 15% in 2006.

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

Here are the topics for the entire series: