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I am currently 49 and looking to retire sometime in the year 2025 when I am 53...Lord willing. We're ok on the financial side. Our only concern is health insurance. I worked in the private sector all my life so I'll need to pay out of pocket for health insurance until we are eligible for Medicare/Medicaid. Looking at the current costs and knowing the steep trajectory that the prices rise each year, I'm wondering how others who have retired early have accounted for this risk in your plan? Also, I'm wondering if there are any plans out there that you are using can be obtained at a reasonable price for a husband and wife in their 50's in good health...but with histories of cancer and other significant diseases in each family.

Just seeing what others are doing to try to get some ideas as we plan and also hoping to glean some knowledge from this site. Plan B is to just get a stress-free job that does include benefits, but that somewhat defeats the purpose of retiring IMHO.

Thanks all.
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