Retirees and health care: Here’s what it will cost you and how to prepare

Some will argue that health care is not a basic human right. I disagree. I think that society, you and me and everyone else, has a built in obligation, if not an absolute mandate, to preserve itself. In other words, a biological imperative to bring new humans into society and protect them. It’s how evolution …

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The Average Cost of Healthcare in 21 Different Countries

My Comments: We claim to be a rich and sophisticated country. We agree we have exceptional health care, just that it costs a lot of money. We also like to think our life expectancy reflects our sophistication when it come to health care. I’ve written before that there are five principal stakeholders in our health …

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Health costs in retirement: 5 things you should know and plan for

My Comments: How much money do you need for a successful retirement? It depends… Unless you already KNOW how your life is going to play out, you can only play the odds. And the odds say that if you are now 65, there’s a 70% chance, based on current statistics, that you’ll need some kind …

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Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

My Comments: This is a long and detailed story. But if you care about the national debate about health insurance and whether it’s in our best interest to push toward a system of universal health care, this is interesting. There are basically five stakeholders in the healthcare debate. They are (1) the consumer, (2) the …

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The Crippling Cost of Self-Insuring Long-Term Care

My Comments: Long Term Care, often reduced to the acronym LTC, means that someone, perhaps you, have developed mental and/or physical limitations that require the assistance of others to get through a 24 hour day. Care may come from a family member or from professionals, but unless you plan to die soon, you may need …

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7 Reasons Why You Should Fund A Health Savings Account

My Comments: This is #6 in a series of 6 blog posts about Heath Savings Accounts, or HSAs. They are a potential game changer for those of you who qualify in that they have tax advantages and can suplement whatever else you are doing to set aside money for retirement. The writer of the article …

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Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money

My Comments: This is post #5 in a series of 6 posts intended to help you better understand the advantages of HSAs. If your circumstances let you qualify for one, it could be a game changer when it comes to paying your bills in retirement. by Adella Cellini Linecker \ November 30, 2018 A health …

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