We begin the new decade with the classic "good news/bad news" on health care. The good news is spending on health care in America slowed dramatically in 2008. We only spent $7,681 per person or $2.3 trillion as a nation on health care.
The bad news is the 4.4% growth rate is still far ahead of the 2.6% growth in the GDP.
Health care continues to eat away at America's economy and is the primary reason health care reform is needed.