Silver Book Fact
Growth in national health spending is projected to be 0.4% higher than the GDP. Health spending is expected to grow an average of 2.1% faster per year than GDP, resulting in a health share of GDP that reaches 19.6% by 2016.
Poisal J, Truffler C, Smith S, Sisko A, et al. Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact. Health Affairs. 2007; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.2.w242