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Dire forecast: Why Social Security is going to fall short A report from HealthView Services shows that the lifetime health care expenses of a 45-year-old couple will be much higher than the overall Social Security benefits that the couple will receive, thanks to rising medical costs, according to this article from Money. The report indicates that the projected medical expenses of the couple after they retire will be 122% of their total Social Security benefits. “We assume Social Security will pay all our bills, as it did for our parents and grandparents. If you’re 45, it won’t even pay for your health care,” says an expert.
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