When it comes to worrying about health care costs in retirement, women win hands down.

A survey of 1,000 people age 65 and older sponsored by Allsup Medicare Advisor found that women (55 percent) are far less confident than men (70 percent) that they have saved enough money to pay for health care costs as they age.

Part of the difference in attitudes between the genders might be attributed to the longer life spans of women, who on average will live to 86, two years longer than men.

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