Did You Know? - Health Insurance Fact: In 2004 (the latest year data are available), total national health expenditures rose 7.9 percent -- over three times the rate of inflation. Total spending was $1.9 TRILLION in 2004, or $6,280 per person. Total health care spending represented 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Doctor's Realm Quote of the day: The essence of the practice of medicine is that it is an intensely personal matter. The treatment of a disease may be entirely impersonal; the care of a patient must be completely personal. - Francis W. Peabody, M.D.