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National Health Spending In 2006: A Year Of Change For Prescription Drugs

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    • Prescription drug spending growth accelerated in 2006 to 8.5%, partly as a result of Medicare Part D’s impact.  
    • The health care portion of the GDP was 16.0% in 2006, slightly higher than in 2005.  
    • The U.S. health care spending increased 6.7% to $2.1 trillion, or $7,026 per person in 2006.