NU Online News Service, Feb. 2, 2005, 5:20 p.m. EST
Affluent U.S. consumers may think almost as much about paying for post-retirement health care costs as other U.S. consumers do.[@@]
Researchers at Northern Trust Corp., Chicago, have published data supporting that conclusion in a report on a survey of 1,312 U.S. residents who each have at least $1 million in investable assets. The survey participants each had an average of about $6 million in investable assets.
Although the participants had large nest eggs, researchers found that 92% of the non-retiree milionaires and 88% of the retired millionaires were very worried or somewhat worried that rapidly rising health care costs would affect their ability to enjoy retirement.
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