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Old Yesterday, 10:48 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I think it really depends (ACA). My plan in Washington state was much as lottamoxie describes,...!
WA State (income tax free)
ACA Bronze ($5700 per person deductible)
MFJ
Premium = $3.31 for 2 if MAGI stays under $65,840 (Premium is $2300 if income is $65,841+)
This plan was not initially available (& we could not qualify)

Medicare + supplement will = a big increase in HC premium costs, but coverage should be better.

Will likely move overseas, as USA HC quality and coverage is not always so great.
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Old Today, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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If he was a financial lawyer in NY, he made big bucks, compared to Georgia. So my guess is they moved there with a chunk o'cash in their investment accounts. His firm no doubt had contributed more than a small sum to his 401k, as well. She had been a govt worker...bad pay, a retirement acct but maybe she won't be able to get Social Security.

So no matter what happens, they know they'll be fine. They may not be able to pay for their kids' college education, but other than that, they know they're set. They wouldn't have risked the security of their children on a song and a dream.
So not sure what he made or what they saved but I will say that most folks who do something such as this don't measure "security" with just cash.
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