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Half or More of Social Security Could Go to Retiree Health Care Costs

HealthView Services' Retirement Healthcare Cost Index shows a healthy 66-year-old couple retiring today will need 48% of their lifetime Social Security benefits to address total lifetime health care expenses; a 55-year-old healthy couple will need 57% of their benefits to cover health care costs, and a 45-year-old couple 63%.