heath care costs http://ripr.org en Affording end of life and long term care http://ripr.org/post/affording-end-life-and-long-term-care <p>A new <a href="http://www.springer.com/about+springer/media/springer+select?SGWID=0-11001-6-1388245-0">study </a>in the <em>Journal of General Internal Medicine</em> finds that <strong>nearly a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than their total household assets</strong> <strong>on out-of-pocket health care costs in the last five years of their lives</strong>. That’s in co-payments, home health care, things Medicare doesn’t cover.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8293 at http://ripr.org