New York (CNNMoney.com) – The cost of health care is blowing the top off the Pentagon's budget.
Mirroring the private sector trend, expenses have skyrocketed within the military's health system. The military spent $19 billion on health care in 2001 - and $49 billion in 2010. The Department of Defense forecasts a continued rise of 5% to 7% a year.
The bottom line: Health care will account for 10% of the Pentagon budget by 2015.