Although the U.S. ranks sixth out of 150 countries in per capita income, it takes first place in per capita health care spending, according to a recent report. Yet U.S. workers don’t seem to be getting the full bang for their buck -- they rank 33rd for life expectancy.

Saving enough to pay for health care in retirement can be a big concern for workers. And no wonder Fidelity Investments estimated that a 65-year-old-couple retiring in 2012  would need $240,000 to cover their health care in retirement.

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