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Health Care Costs In Retirement: Separate Fact From Fiction?

As their 65th birthday looms, many people eagerly anticipate the affordable access to health care that Medicare will provide. After all, Medicare covers everything, right?

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Why Retirement Planning Should Include Long-Term Care Costs

A 65-year-old today can expect to incur $138,000 in long-term care costs over their lifetime.

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Pressure Builds to Cut Medicare Patients in on Prescription Deals

Medicare enrollees, who have watched their out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs climb in recent years, might be in for a break.

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Social Security Giveth, Medical Costs Taketh Away

Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Costs Surging

Long-term care costs can impose a crushing financial burden on individuals or families in part because private health insurance and Medicare offer only limited help.

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