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intercst wrote:
I retired in 1994 at age 38 after working 17 years as an Engineer. I'm planning on arranging my finances so that I have $100,000 per year available for health insurance when I'm 65. (I'm paying $4,000 this year at age 46.)

However, I suspect we won't get to the point where the average person is paying $100,000 per year for health insurance. There'll be some kind of revolution long before that happens.


This is insane!!! $4,000 per year at 7% CAGR for 24 years is an inflation adjusted $232,707!! If you wanted to spend $333 per month in medical services in Costa Rica, you could practically live at the doctor's office.

When I did my medical training in the USA, I remember that most of the money spent at the teaching hospital was to prolong the suffering and death of terminally ill old people. I suspect that is still one of the main cost-drivers in American medicine today.

I'm going to start selling cynaide capsule necklaces over the internet. When push comes to shove, if you can't do it yourself, you get a family member or a trusted friend to lift it the capsule from your neck and into your mouth. Then you just bite down hard.
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