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Old 02-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #21
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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Fidelity says that the average 65 YO couple retiring today needs $240k to pay for health care assuming a 20 year life for the wife and 17 years for the husband. Thats an average of $12k per year. I'm budgeting 15k for ages 65 and above (and 28k from now until then). This is for 2 people.

(note: the 28k is based upon unsubsidized Obamacare premuims of 19k plus 8K for everything else --- OOP max is 11k)

Both pre and post retirement I'm hoping that I'm only average and not worse !

Edited to add link to Fidelity:
Fidelity Health Care costs for retirees

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