Retirement Planner: When rising health care costs hit home

Retirement Planner: When rising health care costs hit home

With my 97-year-old father in a nursing home, I find myself getting a lot of valuable, firsthand experience with the nation’s health care delivery system — especially the costs.

The other day, I received a bill for ambulance service incurred back in January when we had Dad brought to my house for a visit. At the time, he had just been flown to California from Florida so we were overly cautious about driving him around town ourselves. The bill I just received 11 months later for 29 miles of driving — two trips to the house to drop him off and pick him up later — was for $1,229.

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