Rising health costs and economic inequality may threaten your retirement

Using the adjective “rising” before the phrase “health prices” seems redundant these days. Health prices seem to be always rising, often at rates greater than those for other things we buy. The continuation of this trend usually offers little to look at that we haven’t seen before.

Still, “Ask Phil” specializes in tilting at windmills and other quixotic exercises, and I will keep reminding you of these and other most unpleasant health care trends. As consumers, you need to know them to adequately plan for your future. As citizens and voters, you need to know them to understand what’s at stake for your community and to cast your election ballots accordingly.

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