Health Costs to Double in 10 Years

"National health-care spending will double to $4 trillion a year over the next decade, outpacing the growth of wages, inflation and the U.S. economy as a whole, according to new government projections released yesterday."

By 2015, one in every five dollars spent in the United States will go toward medical costs.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 22, 2006.