U.S. residents are doing little to prepare for paying either for acute health care or for long term health care in retirement.[@@]
Researchers at Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., have gathered data supporting that conclusion from a recent survey of near-retirees and another survey of U.S. adults ages 30 to 69.
The survey of near-retirees found that 70% believe rising health care costs have hurt their prospects for having a comfortable retirement.
The survey of adults between the ages of 30 and 69, found that 20% think they might need nursing home care during the first 10 years of retirement, and that 40% think they might need long term care sometime during the second decade.