Health Care Costs During Retirement
Publication Date: May 2009
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Keywords: health care; health insurance; Medicare; retirement
Coverage: United States
Many people assume Medicare will cover most of their health care costs when they retire, and that Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, will cover them if they need nursing home care. However, neither program guarantees a low-cost ride through retirement.