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